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Brian Bennett

Freelance Fundraiser in Cambridge

The Power of One

PRESENTED ON MAR 20, 2019
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 19

Brian Bennett is a freelance fundraiser who became inspired by the visionary man impressed upon him the need to help starving families in Uganda. By using ox-drawn ploughs, with just one acre per family, 30 families can plant beans and maize and start their respective journeys to becoming self-sufficient in food with enough left over to sell and store for future years.  

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The Power of Wind

BY EVAN WATERS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Evan Waters met William Kamkwambe on a visit to Malawi, and was inspired by inventive spirit and desire to create change. 

Tells the story of William Kamkwambe, and how he was able to use green energy to power his family's house. In result, allowed him to be noticed and given the opportunity to go back to school, and start working to give back to his community. 

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Hannah a Home: The Power of Food

BY HANNAH LIMA
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 10, 2015

Hannah Lima sees food in a different way than you. And she's gonna use it to change the world.  (In Portuguese)

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Building a City Through the Power of Being Friendly

BY JODY NEWMAN
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Jody Bailey Newman is "Chief Friend" behind many of San Antonio’s favorite ice houses and neighborhood hang outs. What began as a joke after a job loss became the Friendly Spot Ice House, the de facto town hall of the community around it. More than just building places to get a cold brew, Newman wants to create places where friends and family can gather, places that embrace diversity, and places that advance the city through the power of being friendly.
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Remembering the Heart of Africa

BY SUSI WYSS
@ VOL 3 ON APR 10, 2015

Susi Wyss shares her experience living in Africa.

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South American Food

BY JUAN ANDES VAIS
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Juan Andres is an Argentinian who has lived in South Africa for 13 years. With a passion for food and cooking Argentinian ASADO style, his business is a direct expression of himself - and he wants to tell the world about it.

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The Power Of Value

BY LIONEL KANYOWA
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Lionel Kanyowa, a native of Zimbabwe, wonders "when you look at something of value you're asking yourself, what benefit does it bring to me?" in his PK The Power Of Value.  

Lionel was born in Zimbabwe located at the southern part of Africa with amazing people and great food. He moved to the UK with his family when he was 10 years old where he completed both elementary school and high school and recently moved to America in 2014 to expand his horizon.

He is a full time student at Lake Michigan College studying Computer Science. 

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The Power of the Grocery Dollar

BY MELISSA WEYLAND
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Melissa Weyland works at Organic Valley where she oversees 100 farms across Wisconsin. As a farmer, Melissa witnesses the impact that the food supply chain has on our economy and culture. Her talk is on 'The Power of the Grocery Dollar.'

 

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Food Connects

BY LEON AARTS
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

For Leon Aarts, food has been a common thread throughout his life as he journeyed from chef to restaurant owner to establishing two charities related to food. The founder of #FillTheCup, #Compassion and#CalaisKitchens speaks about the power of food in connecting people. Compassion is truly delicious.

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The Mindset

BY DAJONANG DAMYENI
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 20, 2018

Dajonang Damyeni presents The Mindset for Success.