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Becky Spevack

in Pittsburgh

Second-Hand Trauma

PRESENTED ON OCT 06, 2016
IN PITTSBURGH, PA @ VOL 25

Hear from AIA Pittsburgh's own, Becky Spevack, as she speaks about second-hand trauma. 

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Hand-made Jewelry

BY PEP JOAN TUGORES
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2012

Pep Joan Tugores is a local jewelry handcrafter. In his presentation, he talks about how he learned to make hand-made jewelry, and then shares a few of his recent projects. (in Spanish)

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Hands that Remember the Rifle

BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

James Gillham touchingly recounts the experiences he had as a marine serving in Iraq. He talks about the place where he lived, his battalion's first casualty, and his ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 4, 2013.

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People of Two Spirits

BY HOUSTON CYPRESS
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Houston Cypress, of the Miccosukee Native American tribe, speaks of the "two-spirit" phenomena within Native American culture. He approaches the subject stating that this idea is not so much a sexual orientation but a gender analysis. Houston gives us great examples of transgender aboriginal peoples serving all sorts of roles within their communities, and discusses his personal experiences coming out. 

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Hope Scarves

BY LARA MACGREGOR
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Inspired by Lara's scarf-sharing experience with friends, Hope Scarves is a way for women to share their cancer stories and pass on hope and happiness to others. Hope Scarves has grown to become an uplifting resource to cancer patients, survivors, and friends and family facing cancer. 

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Books for Syria

BY SHADA EL SAYED
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.

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The wonders of second hand books as told by Supermundane

BY ROB LOWE
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Rob Lowe, also known as Supermundane, gave this PechaKucha during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and shared with the audience some of the wonders of his op-shopping adventures during which he discovers weird and wacky second hand books that uncover some super secrets!

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Creativity and Play as Medicine

BY ANNA ATKINSON
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

BY NATHALIE UMMELS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.

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Dear Philomena

BY MUGABI BYENKYA
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

“Mama how much trauma can I contain?”  - Mugabi Byenkya

A stroke survivor who was once facing his own mortality shares his journey of searching, surviving, and coping.