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Katie Balderas

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Long Beach Soul Stories

PRESENTED ON JUN 04, 2018
IN LONG BEACH @ VOL 10

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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With Heart and Soul

BY ANGELA SAN FILIPPO
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Angela San Filippo has been community planning since her days in a yurt. 

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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.

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TV for your soul

BY MARIE "TWINKLE" MANNING
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Marie "Twinkle" Manning tells about her history with community-based TV stations; on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Storytelling

BY DAN MARTINEZ
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 25, 2018

Dan Martinez talks about how telling his story and how all stories told the right way can make great stories. Now, he fell in love with telling story as a career.

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Education: The First Step For a Better Life

BY DORA ROJAS
@ VOL 12 ON JUN 21, 2018

Dora Rojas talks about the importance of education in her life.