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Artists Were Made for People

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.

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Responding Effectively to Conflict

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Aaron Primm is an Mediation Specialist at the Dayton Mediation Center, City of Dayton.  He discusses how to Respond Effectively to Conflict.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Bog Snorkelling

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Shayna McConville helps manage Rosewood Arts Centre and the public art program with the City of Kettering. She is a strong believer in the arts and its impact on healthy communities, and when not jumping into bogs, enjoys visiting arts and cultural destinations around the world.

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Treating Others with Dignity is Important...and Wonder Woman

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Kelly Long is no stranger to working with people. She was Entertainment Director of the Ohio Renaissance Festival for five years, she taught improv, stage combat, dialect and Tudor history while managing an average of 200 employees per year. 2019 will be Kelly's tenth season playing Charity in the Limeybirds, an international a capella trio specializing in music and comedy. Currently Kelly works in special events at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. She believes in social justice and not taking life so seriously.

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Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard!

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

As more and more of Americans go to jail, more and more parents go to jail.  The children of the incarcerated is a community of folks now known as "hidden victims."  Though not directly victimized by a crime, they are victims nonetheless. It is estimated that nearly 3 million children in the US have a father or mother currently incarcerated.  Over 10 million children have experienced some type of incarceration of their parents within their childhood. Jonathan Platt’s Story Chain project attempts to address this serious issue in a unique and innovative way.

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You: A Natural History

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

William Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University.  He has written books on such diverse topics as rowing, human desire, and the ancient philosophy Stoicism.  His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is titled "You: A Natural History." In it he explores the extended, multidimensional history of the reader, including your ancestry, the history of your component cells and atoms, and the history of your species and genes.  

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The Jedi Disorder

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Karen Maner is a nonfiction writer, a semi-casual gamer, and a proud Daytonian. She doesn’t mind if you call her a “nerd” because that just means she loves things a lot harder and a few years earlier than you do.

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It’s Ok To Sometimes Feed Your Kids Cereal For Dinner

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Carli Dixon is the co-owner of The Brightside and co-owner of Freezeframe | Bloombeads flower preservation also located in this building. She has lived downtown ever since coming home from college, and currently lives in South Park with her husband and two kids. Her favorite recent quote is one from her son’s paper about the 1913 Dayton flood, in which he wrote “Many businesses had to shut down completely because of the damage. But some stayed very strong like the core values of Dayton. That’s what makes us very special. We are people who work for what we want, need and is right.”

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Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present

@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Andrew Walsh is an author, researcher, and academic librarian at Sinclair Community College. He lives in the historic Oregon District with his wife and their exceptionally coddled cat. He occasionally takes the long way just to look at one of his favorite old buildings.

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One Family's Memories: 100 years of our Dayton Stories

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Heather Schieman the last in Dayton to bare her family name, is a 5th generation Daytonian who has a strong love of this city, not only for what it is today, but for its rich history and past.  A resident of South Park, employee of UD, and frequent visitor of Ghostlight and Warped Wing, Heather is constantly creating her own Dayton stories just a stones throw away from where her family's story first began.  

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Big Footprints in Tiny Spaces: Apartment-Steading

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Namita Patel is a software engineer in Dayton, by day.  At home and in the community, she looks to re-imagine and test ways we can live in greater harmony with other people, plants and animals in our ecosystem. Namita has been experimenting with homesteading in an apartment for the past few years; and aims to live a life more in alignment with her values.

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3 Years, 800 Volunteers and 100 Tons of Trash Later

@ VOL 36 ON SEP 13, 2018

Matthew Sliver is the Principal of Catapult Creative, a board and committee member for numerous local organizations, and one of the founders of Dayton Inspires. In his talk, 3 Years, 800 Volunteers and 100 Tons of Trash Later, Matthew will talk about how this grassroots campaign went from a mural in the Oregon District to one of the leading organizations for the local cleanup initiative and a movement of community pride for the Dayton residents.