WATCH

PechaKucha Presentation

Presenter bw nw avatar

Kevin Carroll

Owner & Sports Consultant, Katalyst Consulting in Portland, Oregon

Rising Above Circumstances

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2016
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 19

Kevin Carroll is the author of the highly successful Red Rubber Ball trilogy. He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for many organizations and has dedicated his life to advancing education, sports, and play as a vehicle for social change and success.

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb aj 005

Affecting through Social Media

BY ALEXANDER JACKSON
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

High School student Alex Jackson talks about getting engaged and what led him to spearhead an advocacy effort to change his high school's social media policy. Engaging in the issues and restrictions the educations system has on the students and youth involved, it is up to those who are affected that need to take action. 

Thumb slide1

The Red Whistle: Sounding the Alarm on the Rising HIV Problem

BY EVAN TAN
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

There is an alarming rise in HIV cases in the Philippines. Evan Tan shares what advocacy group The Red Whistle is doing to help stem the tide.

Thumb 1. 20cazuca cc 81

Playtime

BY ESTEBAN REYES
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

"Tiempo de Juego" is a non-profit entity that seeks to foster the adequate use of free time among children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia. The foundation seeks to distance children from the social ills that surround them and educate them through strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Esteban Reyes opened the night with a powerful and very inspiring presentation of their work.

Thumb slide30

Turning Challenge into Opportunity

BY KAREN LECKIE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Karen Leckie is a corporate trainer, agent of change, and breakthrough coach. Karen facilitates workshops and training on leadership development, coaching, employee engagement and organization development and is a best-selling author of books. She shares how you can change your mindset on life’s difficulties and obstacles, and learn how to turn any loss into gain!

Thumb slide051

Obscene and Indecent Materials: The Health Benefits of Reading and Defending Banned Books

BY ZAC THRIFFILEY
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

Zac Thriffiley has made an only slightly lucrative career out of reading the books that others have told him not to read. Born and raised in New Orleans, his aunt was shocked to find him reading Moby-Dick in the middle of Barnes and Noble at the impressionable age of five, and she promptly replaced it with the more age-appropriate title, Green Eggs and Ham. When he was nine years old, his father scolded him for saying the word “bastard” out loud while reading A Separate Peace, and his mother nearly fainted when he brought a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover into their home (his grandmother had nearly gotten expelled for reading the same book at school fifty years earlier). Such books taught him dangerous lessons, such as how to swear effectively, overthrow dystopian totalitarian governments, and treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Thumb slide15

Zikra Initiative: We Exchange to Change

BY RABEE ZUREIKAT
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 01, 2018

Rabee' Zureikat sheds the light on his initiative Zikra under the motto of (We Exchange to Change). ‬

Thumb 1

20 books to change life

BY TEGSHEE TEKIST
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2018

Tegshee Tekist is an editor-in-chief of Mongolian media web ub.info 

Thumb 1

Teacher and a social activist

BY UNUR SUKHBAATAR
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2018

Unur Sukhbaatar is a lecturer at the University of Finance and Economics in Mongolia. He's also a founder of "Free Writers",  a social organization that strives to enlighten youth through books, trainings, and other activities.