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PechaKucha Presentation

Ordinary Parents

PRESENTED ON FEB 21, 2014
IN SANTA CRUZ, CA @ VOL 7

Jacob Martinez is a resident of Watsonville, community organizer, and a social entrepreneur. He designs and manages programs to increase the skills and confidence of Latinos/as to pursue careers in technology, increase parent engagement, community and coalition building. In this talk, Jacob talks about the inspiration behind his work and joy of being a father to his adopted children. 

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The Secrets to Raising Successful Kids

BY BRIMAH VONJO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Brimah Vonjo leaks to us the secrets to raising successful kids. These secrets include things like identfying your kid's strengths and weaknesses, teaching them to create rather than compete, being a good role model, and letting your kids choose their own path in life.

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Responsible Fatherhood

BY SHAWN GARDNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Author and father of four Shawn Gardner works with 2NOT1, an organization focused on emphasizing the importance of fathers in the family unit. Through this organization he is trying to change the lives of children for the better by encouraging fathers to take responsibility for their kids' upbringing.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 7, 2013.

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Oyako

BY BRUCE OSBORN
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2014.

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Adopting a Heart that Needed Mending

BY STEVE SCHMIDT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Stephen Schmidt and his wife, Arlene, began the journey of adoption 18 years ago by becoming licensed foster parents. Stephen tells his family’s story, one filled with laughter and tears, sadness and joy, and ultimately filled with a family stitched together by love. Thinking of adoption? Beware: it may be the most powerful thing you ever do with your life.

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My Parents

BY LARS TOPELMANN
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 27, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Creative Inspiration' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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Trans-Racial Adoption

BY DENNIS MULLINS
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Dennis Mullins is a father of three children and a grandfather to one. He is a musician, an avid gardener, and he works for Montgomery County Department of Jobs and Family Services. 

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Building Kids up by Building with Kids

BY MARK MORENO
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 23, 2017

“The most important architectural lessons I teach can be traced back to my family, and to the family restaurant.”

In “Building with Kids to Build Kids Up,” from Pecha Kucha night Saint Joseph/Benton Harbor, vol. 8, Associate Professor at Andrews University, Mark Moreno explains the Renaissance Kids Architecture Camp, how it came to be, and what he wants to be when he grows up.” He founded and runs the camp at Andrews’ School of Architecture and Interior Design.

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Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown

BY KATY BOYCHUK
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

"My journey of finding my birth mother lead me to the gratitude I have for my parents."
 
In honor of International Family Day, we highlight a PechaKucha Presentation that truly embodies what family is, while simultaneous breaks its mold, and in turn, captures our hearts.
 
In "Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown" from PechaKucha Night London, Ontario, Katy Boychuk shares the story of her adoption at birth and the personal journey she embarked on when almost most 30 years later, she read her private adoption file for the first time and decided to find her birth mother. This is when her search began.
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Հոգեհիգիենայի կանոններ նորաթուխ մամաների համար

BY ANUSH ALEKSANYAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 28, 2018

Anush talks about different stages of parenting and how we all learn being parents as our children grow up.