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Dylan Tete

in New Orleans

Fighting Gods and Monsters

PRESENTED ON OCT 22, 2015
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 18

Dylan Tete is the Executive Director and founder of Bastion Community of Resilience, an innovative housing program for returning warriors with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Dylan earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Systems Engineering at West Point, as well as an MPH at the LSU School of Public Health. During a combat tour in Iraq as second-in-command of an Infantry company, Dylan established multiple recovery projects in collaboration with the Department of State. He moved to New Orleans in 2005 where he managed the construction of several FEMA housing facilities after Hurricane Katrina.

In this presentation, Dylan shares his path of finding redemption and discovering that the only way around something is through it.

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Rebuilding after Katrina

BY MARK RYAN
@ VOL 1 ON APR 29, 2010

A great project showing what a group of motivated students to can do. Mark Ryan Studio
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The Orisha Pantheon: Bad-ass Ancient Gods in Modern World

BY AMA MCKINLEY
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 21, 2016

Ama McKinley grew up in a Southern Baptist household but after a trip to Africa, to Mozambique, she came back with a strong interest in her African roots and African divinity. "...And then I found a group of gods and goddesses that looked like me..." Ama became an initiate, "... a Padawan..." of the Orisha and she joins PechaKucha Night Atlanta to tell us a bit more about the religion and her experience, personally. 

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Sweet, Fragrant Life

BY DEIDRE ATER
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 19, 2016

Diedre Ater, former firefighter and veteran learns to love herself after the truth about her mood swings are revealed. On a journey of empowerment, exploration and bravery, she is creating her own trail.

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Gods in the details

BY LUCAS OBERLAENDER
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

In the creative fields much attention is paid to novelty of ideas, but Lucas Oberlaender reminded us of the importance of seeing carefully and the validity of connecting existing ideas in order to make something new, in the humble manner of a true creator.

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Mom’s Japanese Monsters

BY PAMELA WESSON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

In the 50s and 60s Pamela Wesson and her family lived in Japan. Her mother fell for antique woodblock prints of ghosts, demons and monsters, which Pamela presenter here tonight. Some of these creatures from centuries ago can be recognised today in Studio Ghibli and other animated films.

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Monsters, Robots and Flying Tanks

BY TOMMY YOUNG
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 20, 2016

Tommy Young tells us a story of how a bunch of baby guerillas (sly & stealthy) failed to launch, and somehow turned into baby gorillas (cute & huggable) while working on revitalization of Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento. 

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Story of new occupation of military man from Presidental Regiment.

BY DENIS TAINITSKY
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 07, 2017

Was military in Kremlin Regiment. After it he decided to leave for his home city and opened coffee hub in Volgograd.

Создатель Городской кофейни Long Bird.

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Return of The Gods - reinventing Filipino legends and myths

BY IAN STA. MARIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 29, 2018

Reinventing Filipino mythology for the next generation through Comics.

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Apples to Apples

BY RUBEN CARDENAS
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 23, 2018

Ruben Cardenas shares his journey from the Apple State of Washington, around the world in service to the military and back again.