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Louise Holstein

Wine merchant and Mikes Table founder in London

Louise Holstein gave this ardent PechaKucha at London - Vol. 20 - PKNLDN 20 - WeWork and definitely garnered herself a new legion of admirers impressed with the wonderful work she is doing connecting strangers together over food around a table.

Louise set up Mike's Table 3 years ago. Mike's Table puts on evenings that come in pairs, the first is for paying guests which funds the second evening whereby guests are invited to enjoy exactly the same restaurant experience but for free. These guests are referred through charities and organisations supporting those in recovery from homelessness, illness or addiction, refugees, those on low income and the socially isolated. 

Professional chefs are involved in both evenings and devise the menus on the night using food that would otherwise go to waste. 

 

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Social Media : Writing On The Wall

BY DELWIN KEASBERRY
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

Through social media, we are more connected and informed than ever before. Delwin Keasberry, a social media personality, points out the imbalance which exist in the face of ‘hot topics’ between those few with quick and assured opinions. So strong are their voices that they drown out the moderators, and the crowd. On the other hand, there are those who remain silent and wait for the storm to blow over. Though some of us choose to stand apart, we are not unaffected by these kinds of situations. Are we doomed to intemperate viewpoints dominating the world of social media? Can we imagine being part of the movement that is willing to push the gap between these two extremes and grow into better adjusted social networking community?

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Goodgoods

BY BERTINA EVERS
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Bertina Evers, an inspired volunteer with a BFA, needed the time and energy going into her charities to become more efficient, effective and easier to reach a supportive audience. Resulting in the creation of: Goodgoods – an online bulk marketing platform serving not for profits, charities and social entrepreneurs.

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Konnekt and Social Enterprise

BY JOB JANSWEIJER
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 06, 2016

Job Jansweijer designed a game with which children in isolation in hospitals still can play with other kids. They can play different sorts of games that can be applied to the glass windows between them and the rest of the world. Job will share his vision on social entrepreneurship and how to design something that serves the need of people. 

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Creating Social Change with a Plan

BY TINA REYNOLDS
IN SACRAMENTO

Tina Reynolds tells the story of fullfilling her life-time goal of creating a creative space in Sacramento. She managed to make this dream come true despite all the obstacles she encountered along the way. If you have a plan of action and are persistent enough, all will fall into place. 

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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

BY ANDREW DELLIS
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?

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How Social Procurement and Social Enterprise Can Save Government Lots of Money

BY SHAUN LONEY
@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

In this inspiring talk, author and social entrepreneur Shaun Loney describes the power of social enterprises and how they benefit not only the communities and the government bodies that utilize them, but also the people – often from adverse circumstances – that are under their employ. Shaun advocates that social procurement makes more sense financially, socially, and economically. 

To find out more about Shaun and social enterprises, visit Shaun's website at http://www.armyofproblemsolvers.com/.

Shaun's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Using Art And Creativity To Effect Social Change

BY ANGELICA ALLEYNE
@ VOL 2 ON DEC 14, 2018

Make-up artist, fashion model, and budding visual artist, Angelica Alleyne shares her story of using visual art to effect change in Trinidad and Tobago. 

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Social Interaction

BY HUSSAIN ALIJABI
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 17, 2018

Social Interaction by Hussain Alijabi.

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Climate Change and Social Change

BY SAMUEL GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 10, 2019

Samuel Gutierrez addresses the complexities of the relationship between climate change and social justice.