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PechaKucha Presentation

Hope for a Peaceful Future

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 15

Despite recent events, the long arc of human history bends toward less human violence, in addition to justice. Jim Veilleux's talk describes how human violence has declined over the millennia and why that's likely to continue.

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Peace in the Sand

BY PAUL HOUSE
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

Moved by the ongoing wars, conflicts, and natural disasters that our world has faced, Paul House demonstrates his use of peace signs in the sand to symbolize a different method to show discontent with society. Listen as he describes his sand artwork as a means to encourage people to use peace and love as solutions to the world's issues. 

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Violence and Freedom of Expression

BY RICARDO GONZÁLEZ
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 05, 2013

Ricardo Gozález explains what freedom of expression consists of by giving alarming examples of the violence registered against journalists and different media.

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Lost in Peace

BY BETH HENSON
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Artist and art therapist Beth Henson discusses the West Louisville Women's Coalition Peace Labyrinth project that is transforming a vacant property in Louisville's West End into a sanctuary of peace.

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Usoni - When All Else is Lost ... but hope.

BY MARC RIGAUDIS
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

USONI. Set in the year 2062, when Europe has exhausted all its resources
Africa becomes the cradle of hope, and all have their eye set on the hope of seeing the sun. Usoni is a journey to the future… to a better life in Africa.

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Finding Peace

BY ERICA BROOKS
@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Erica Brooks is an artist and arts educator who loves to delve into the connections we all share as humans. Her process begins with interviewing individuals and then creating art as a way to reflect upon those interviews. Erica's art translates into a visual representation of the feeling and aura of the individual she is interviewing.

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A Moment's Peace Theatre Company

BY LEWIS HETHERINGTON
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 11, 2016

A Moment's Peace Theatre Company works with communities to explore how we live now, and how we might live in the future. Lewis Hetherington presents Common Ground, an arts project taking in theatre, podcast, installation, workshops and more to engage people in the ongoing nationwide conversation about land and housing in Scotland. 

 

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Global Peace

BY MICHAEL BODDINGTON
IN VIENTIANE

Michael Boddington shared with us his vision for a peaceful future. He explained his standpoint through his many experiences, specifically through his work to eradicate the remnants of war that are the unexploded ordinances that continue to cause devastation throughout south-east asia and especially Laos. It was inspiring to hear his solutions to the problem of war and poignant in that he asked us to 'start with ourselves'.

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Proving Torture

BY ROHAN JAYASEKERA
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Journalist & digital start-up founder, Rohan Jayasekera makes the case for Freedom From Torture and brings our attention to International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. An emotional insight into the difficulties of surviving torture, through supporting others who have been victims of torture. 

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Providing hope to children in the Gambia

BY MARIËLLE DAEMEN
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

For Mariëlle Daemen, starting a foundation had been a dream ever since she visited the Gambia for the first time. Back then, she witnessed poverty and many children not being able to go to school. This led her to co-found the Kids2School Foundation. 

Starting from the principle that education is a basic right for every child in the world, Kids2School is trying to give more children in the Gambia access to education. Children who out of poverty would never have a chance to go to school and as such could never hope for a better future for them and their family. For the sponsors of the children, the foundation provides a very direct, one-on-one opportunity to contribute to a better world as well.