On Sunday, May 20th, the Long Beach Soul Stories project curated an evening of live storytelling at the Long Beach Playhouse, where participants were given a platform to share their stories of resilience. The event was born out of a desire to cultivate human connection, inspire hope and build empathy in the community during one of the more polarizing times in U.S. history. It was also designed to provide a transformative experience for storytellers. The project provided seven individuals the opportunity for storytelling coaching by Ernesto Rocha, TEDx speaker and transformational coach, to craft their compelling narrative. The evening gave the storytellers a safe forum and allowed for information and emotions to be freely shared during the experience.
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Empowering Our Youth
BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 24, 2017
Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.
She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.
Northside through 2017
BY LINE MARIE BACH
@ VOL 35
ON NOV 21, 2017
Line Marie Bach works with music festivals (for example Northside in Aarhus) and managing the enormous horde of volunteer workers that help clean up and run the grounds. Underway, the audience learns about the hows and the whys, and how Northside volunteer-leadership is actually becoming an accredited course in education!
The Good Seed Project
BY ISABEL ARVEA
@ VOL 10
ON JUN 04, 2018
On May 12th, the members of the project team created an Open House Welcome Reception for a nonprofit organization new to Long Beach, The Good Seed, a nonprofit that works with transitional age youth that are homeless providing supportive, nurturing and specialized care. The project team also worked to help improve the outdoor grounds area within the facility property through landscaping and general cleaning. As the facility was formerly a school, the project team facilitated equipment, supplies and service donations to assist in making the building more compatible to accommodate serving the clientele.
Systems to Success
BY TANUOMA'ALEU AH YOU
@ VOL 10
ON JUN 04, 2018
Held on Saturday, April 28th at Long Beach City College (LBCC), the project team members for Systems to Success held information sessions, workshops, presentations and a resource fair for previously incarcerated and/or probation and parole impacted LBCC students to gain valuable insight and skills necessary to enter the workforce. The day included breakout sessions dedicated to gaining practical job interview skills (with an emphasis on preparing attendees to answer questions about their past), professional appearance and dress for success, a working resume, and entrepreneurship. Held at the Pacific Coast campus, a welcome by LBCC President Reagan Romali and collaboration with the LBCC Justice Scholars, a campus organization chartered to assist this target population, signaled an ongoing support system for these students to utilize the college to reach their personal and professional goals with success.
Stories are Important; Let's Tell Good Stories
BY MATT WOELK
@ VOL 35
ON SEP 06, 2018
Matt Woelk is a Renaissance Man that does a variety of things: game development, podcasting, managing and producing a YouTube channel about board games, and improv. Throughout all of this, however, there is one overarching thing that is key to the success of these enterprises: good storytelling. Matt explains the importance and definition of good storytelling in this talk and how you can utilize this practice in your day-to-day to not only benefit yourself, but others in your community. Above all, remember: stories are important; let's tell good stories.
Matt's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 35, on September 6, 2018, at the Park Theatre.
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