Past Alexandria Event: VOL 2

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November 07, 2018
@ ALX Community

We're excited to announce our second PechaKucha Night in Alexandria, with a theme of "PLACE". Presenters will share their creativity in 20 images x 20 seconds. Buy tickets online at our Eventbrite page. Join us and be inspired! Hosted by ALX Community. Doors open at 6:00, event starts at 6:30. 

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Moving from Fear to Freedom

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 07, 2018

For 30 years, Leopoldo Díaz -Moure was in a place of fear. Like a block of ice, he felt frozen and numb. Leo takes us on an inner journey through emotional landscapes that we all inhabit and shares how he was able to move from a place of fear to a place of freedom. What place would you like to be?

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Place and How to Get There

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 07, 2018

"Place can be the freedom to explore where roads can't go," says Katie Goode, who explores the theme of inner place in her inspiring, and at times, funny, presentation. She shares some tips and small blessings that have come her way, that have helped her to move to a place where she feels present, clear, and sure.  

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Serious Play

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 07, 2018

In the summer of 2018, Ling-Yun Tang spent 2 months in Berlin with her children and fell in love with the public playgrounds. As she crisscrossed the city visiting numerous parks and playgrounds, she was impressed by how well play was integrated into public spaces, and learned a valuable lesson about letting go when it came to letting her children explore and take risks on their own.

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Discovering Your Inner Light

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 07, 2018

In his presentation, Bodhi Ling Patel encourages us to let our inner light shine and to take care of our body, mind, and spirit. As a high school student concerned about depression and suicide among young people, he strives to live life to the fullest and spread the message that we all have a beautiful light within us.

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Nearby Nature and Transformation at Four Mile Run

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 07, 2018

Something remarkable has been going on at Four Mile Run Park, a trail and waterway that passes through urban industrial areas in northern Virginia, USA. After decades of pollution and neglect, through the efforts of volunteers, the area is coming back to life. Kurt Moser, president of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, details how we can sometimes transform nature around us to positive effect. 

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Coming Back Home

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 07, 2018

For some of us, "home" is a faraway place, but for Michael Sharp, it is the place where he was born and grew up in, and where he is now raising his son. In his presentation, he describes the places that have shaped him and memories from his childhood in Alexandria, as well as upstate New York and California. He wonders what our children will remember about the places they grow up in.

Ling-Yun Tang
Cultural sociologist in Alexandria
Kurt Moser
President, Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation in Alexandria
Bodhi Ling Patil
Student in Arlington
Leopoldo Díaz-Moure
in Washington, DC
Ian Livingston
Information Lead. Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang in Washington, DC
Katie Goode
Fundraising and Events, Conquer Cancer Foundation in Alexandria