Tina Chapman shares her experience with the Waterville Rotary club.
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The Literacy Imperative
BY JACKIE HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 15
ON MAY 07, 2015
A vision from God, led Jackie Holloway to become Art Director for The Literacy Imperative; Inc. in 2008, offering free classes, exposing students to art history and education. The studio provides students an overview of art instruction, trends, techniques and styles, enhancing their ability, bringing spiritual change through art. Student art exhibits were held at local & regional venues to assist students marketing art work becoming profitable artist. Students have gone on to college, become business owners, and even instructors.
Living Literacy: Reading Beyond the Page
BY ROBERT WHITE
@ VOL 2
ON AUG 20, 2015
Rob White grew up in South Bend, IN and now lives in St. Joseph MI. Rob has a BA of Arts in English, and Masters of Arts in English from Indiana University with dual concentrations in literature and creative writing.
"The next time you're overwhelmed by an unfamiliar Discourse, find an anchor and look for something in common. Nuture your sense of curiosity and wonder. Expand your personal discourse library!"
You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose
BY HYACINTHE MILLER
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.
Media Literacy in the Digital Age
BY LIZ SCHULZE
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 06, 2016
"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?"
In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11, Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media.
Media Literacy For Everyone
BY BILL SIMMON
@ VOL 21
ON JUL 14, 2016
“I would argue that media education is every bit as important, if not more important than computer science but I know of know corresponding national movement to get this kind of media creation and education into schools.”
Bill Simmon talks about the power of community-made media, and the dangers of NOT making media. Simmon is a filmmaker, writer, media educator, community/social/new media evangelist based in Burlington, Vermont.
The Story of Buffalo BookBike
“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.”
In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children
BY KALEB ROBERTSON
@ VOL 19
ON JUN 08, 2018
While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.
Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard!
BY JONATHAN PLATT
@ 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.