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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BY ADAM SEITCHIK
@ VOL 9
ON APR 04, 2013
Adam Seitchik talks about the problems facing capitalism and government around the world today He shows how the original balance between the government, worker’s unions, and companies has become distorted over the years and finishes by looking at modern balances for corporate power, and how to remain socially aware while investing.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 28, 2013.
Adornments of the Ancient World
BY WILLIAM HURLIN
@ VOL 2
ON OCT 18, 2013
William Hurlin, an antique jewelry expert, presents 19 pieces and explains how they were used. Some were charms to ward off evil, some were symbols to show your status, while still others had practical uses such as seal stamps to designate something as belonging to you.
The Wonders of the Pantheon
BY VIVIANA ALTIERI
@ VOL 24
ON JUL 14, 2016
Viviana Altieri speaks on the wonders of the Pantheon... Find Viviana at MONDO ITALIANO! Founded in 2003 with the goal of welcoming and assisting the Italian community in Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano has become “the” point of reference for anyone passionate about Italy and the Italian culture.
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.
Ancient Tales Newly Told
BY JASON M. RUBIN
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 21, 2018
Writing a novel based on an existing text may seem like a shortcut, but the road to noveldom can still be filled with potholes and speed bumps. Jason has written two novels—one based on a 17th-century English folk ballad and one based on a Biblical story. In order to make them feel both compelling and authentic to modern audiences, he had to do extensive research, ask and answer many questions, and invent new characters and subplots to flesh out these ancient tales to book-length form. His presentation, Ancient Tales Newly Told, will take the audience inside his process of breathing fresh life into old stories.