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Emotional Labor

BY MICKEY IRIZARRY
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Emotional labor is a term often used today. In this presentation, Mickey Irizarry breaks down emotional and mental labor as it pertains to women. She discusses both the definition as well as examples. Learn more about emotional labor and how to begin to address imbalances with this presentation.

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Cognitive Disonance

BY DAN REED
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Dan Reed is an urban planner connected to his community. In this presentation, he explores cognitive dissonance and the mental gymnastics individuals have to do in order to avoid hard truths. Listen to Dan discuss some hard truths about public transit and spaces.

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Mind Over Matter

BY GWENDOLYN BELL-KAMEKA
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Gwen Bell-Kameka shares her personal journey starting in Jamaica. Learn more about Jamaica and those who came from the island nation to succeed in life. Gwen discusses how the mind is used to navigate trials and obstacles.

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The Truth about Mental Illness

BY JAMES LOTT
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

James Lott has a lot of experience with mental illness. Listen to his presentation as he clarifies the realities of what mental illness is and is not.

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Listening to the Minds of Children: An Act of Social Justice

BY MARLA MCLEAN
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Stories from the work of Marla McLean as an Atelierista in a Reggio Emilia Inspired DC Public School. The Atelier (or Art Studio) with the Atelierista as a facilitator, disrupts and expands possibilities within a school. The 100 Languages, (access to and practice with diverse materials, media, making) offer children ages 3-6 the opportunity to make their ideas, wonders, and questions visible. Through carefully thought out projects and provocations, conditions are created for children to develop empathy, altruism, and interconnectedness with the world around them, creating ripples of hope in an unjust world.

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The Attitude of the Mind

BY JOEY JONES
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Joey Jones thinks you have an attitude. Why you think what you think is the attitude of the mind. Joey Jones takes us on a journey in order to understand how to change the attitude of the mind.

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The Brain Signals

BY JEAN VETTEL
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Dr. Jean Vettel spends a lot of time working on brains. She spends her time studying signals in the brain in order to make lives better. Join her as she looks at MRIs and what they can tell us about the mind.

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Mind Bomb

BY JEFFREY RYAN PASS
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Jeff Ryan Pass talks about major events and pop culture. He explores music, science fiction and important pieces of media over the last 50 years. Join Jeff as he takes you on a journey through American culture.

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Ghost in the Machine

BY JEFFREY RYAN PASS
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Do objects have souls? Jeffrey Pass explores this idea from the perspective of a designer. Referencing artists and thinkers who have weighed in on this idea, Jeffrey's presentaiton provides incredible insight into what a soul really is.

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Is the Soul Eternal?

BY SOLA MAJOLAGBE
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Is the Soul eternal? Sola Majolagbe explores this idea first by defining the word. He then explores that question through the perspective of several different major religions. Listen to the evaluation of the soul and what major religions say about its existence.

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I work in the Emergency Department

BY ZACH HETTINGER
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Zach Hettinger works in the emergency department. As such, he is faced with challenges every day with respect to human life. He has many stories of saving lives. Sometimes, however, individuals cannot be saved. That exceptionally challenging time can be difficult for everyone invovled. His story tells of this experience and how meaningful it can be at this point of transition.

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Lost Treasure

BY CHARLES DUQUETTE
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Charles Duquette shares his personal experiences with the soul and faith. He takes us through his journey of art and education. His personal adventure, experiences and engagement with individuals he's met has opened his eyes to the meaning behind soul and the state of the soul today.

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