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NEXT EVENT VOL 40

Join us for volume 40 on Thursday, September 12 at the brand new Grande Hall event space in Liberty Tower, located on West Second Street downtown. This beautiful Art-Deco space is steeped in 100 years of Dayton history and is recognized as a treasure by the National Register of Historic Places. Get ready to celebrate our big milestone with a special edition of PK!

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What's Your Why?

BY MATTHEW BRANDEBERRY
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Matthew Brandeberry has been influenced by people seeking to change the world around them in powerful ways. Through storytelling and creating experiences, he has sought to find out how much more we can accomplish when we come together. Here, Matthew explores the value of taking a look at what drives you by taking a look at what motivates those around you. Take the time ask yourself, What’s your Why?

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Collaboration, Community, and a Sweater

BY SEAN MITCHELL
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Sean Mitchell is a Dayton advocate who fell into happiness via non-profit work over a decade ago. He believes that the Dayton community is "a gem built on innovation. Our current innovation is our collaboration and through the examples of a familiar neighbor, it can only take one person." 

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Pew Baby

BY JOSH WESTON
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Josh Weston is a musician and artist based in Dayton, Ohio. Here, Weston shares the story of how he came to exist on the planet. It wasn’t glamorous, it wasn’t planned, but it’s his story to tell. He shares with us the value of telling stories that make us uncomfortable.

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Dominating My Discomfort

BY CORIN BREWER
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Whether life has thrown her a curveball, or she has sought it out on her own, Corin Brewer  has maintained an uncanny habit of getting uncomfortable and finding growth from it again & again.  Here she's ready to share it all...the good, the bad & the ugly.

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Food for Thought - The Life of a Culinarian

BY THOMAS JOHNSON
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Chef Thomas Johnson has been in the culinary arts field for over 40 years and is a United States Naval veteran.  He is currently the Instructor/Director of a West Dayton-based culinary arts program, Dayton Cooks which provides skill development to students for employment opportunities.  Chef Thomas describes his career as a chef and how food and cooking has given him the opportunity to give back to the community and help others grown as individuals.

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Strings Attached: A Love Letter to the Act of Crocheting

BY BRIDGET HUTT
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Making things by hand can give a person a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, and the act of making is often as rewarding as the finished product. For Bridget Shingleton Hutt, the act of crocheting is a vehicle not only for creating something new but also for finding peace of mind through meditation on the core concepts of the craft.

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The Importance of Context

BY MIKE MITCHELL
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

A word said in one context can mean something completely different in another. Too often, we get into arguments because what we think we heard was not what was meant. Mike Mitchell gives an introduction to why setting the context matters, and why it’s important for you to consider different perspectives.

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Joy!, Antidote To My Past Depression

BY JEHANNE DUFRESNE
@ VOL 39 ON APR 25, 2019

Jehanne Dufresne is originally from Haiti and a graduate of Wilberforce University. One of her passions is holistic health, and her presentation explores joy, a true feeling one can feel and use to overcome depression. Here she shares her own experiences and techniques on overcoming challenging times.

 

DAYTON Blog

The View Behind the Cafe

"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time.
In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Shayna McConville & Co.

    Shayna McConville is a fan of Dayton and of all things creative! Jason Antonick, Katy Kelly and Mike Beerbower round out the PK Dayton organizing team.