Past Kalamazoo Event: VOL 3

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Farmers Alley Theatre

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Join Rob Weiner and learn how a small business got started downtown Kalamazoo and how he, his family, and his business partners are living their passions everyday!

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The Amazing ways in which Families are Made : A True Story of Surrogacy

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Cara Maurizi shares her incredible journey of childhood, motherhood and beyond as we all learn from her the amazing ways families are created. 

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My Body is My Instrument : The World According to a Contemporary Dance Artist

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Rachel Miller gives us a glimpse of what true passion looks like through her eloquent personal history. She helps us experience the lives of professional dancers and continually embraces the thrill and joy that everyday brings.

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Creative Vision, Creative Voice

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice. 

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Parenting: An Improvised Adventure

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

An extremely talented improv artist, Tara Sytsma invites you to listen to her talk about a crazy parenting adventure! Sure to brighten your day and bring a few laughs, Tara crafted this PK on the spot - as she had not previously seen the slides! Enjoy!

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An Invitation to the Wilderness : Discovery of the great outdoors

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Dan Jefferies is excited to share with you how an "indoor kid" rode the wave of technological change to a very unexpected place; the wilderness.

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Why the Way You say “No” Drives Me Crazy

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

As Steena Marie talks through the modern perception of consent and empowered communcation, learn why it's important to be true to yourself. Lose the indecision, obligatory agreeance and saying yes when you really want to say no. 

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Lead a Crash, Not a Herd

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Kevin brings us along on his journey from childhood as he discovers his aversion to "herd-think". He shares how the most important decisions you can make for your organization are the "who" decisions. He explains the 3 most important characteristics of team players, the value of creative challenges, and the recognition of the talent in front of you. 

Cara Maurizi
Music, Drama, Dance Teacher, Improviser, Composer, Urbana School District 116
Steena Marie
Sexual Empowerment, Life, and Relationship Coach in Kalamazoo
Emily Kastner
Writer-Illustrator in Kalamazoo, MI
Rob Weiner
Deputy Director and co-founder of Farmers Alley Theatre, Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI
Rachel Miller
Professional Contemporary Dance Artist in Kalamazoo, MI
Tara Sytsma
Director of Education, Crawlspace Theatre Productions in Kalamazoo, MI
Daniel Jefferies
Founder and Co-owner of Newmind Group in Kalamazoo, MI