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Tony Leverett

Director, Promise Neighborhood in San Antonio

Movin’ on Up: For a Better San Antonio, Head East

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2015
IN SAN ANTONIO @ VOL 20
Tony Leverett shares how the Promise Neighborhood initiative through the Department of Education aims to transform communities through closing the gaps in education and opportunity. But as passionate as he is about the building up the burgeoning East Side community, he reminds us that it’s about the bigger picture of San Antonio as a whole. We can create an environment where young
entrepreneurs, artist, technologists and more can find the kind of life-changing opportunities they’re hungry for.
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Affordable Healthy Food for San Antonio

BY JOSH LEVINE
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

Josh Levine outlines his progress towards developing a network of grocery stores within San Antonio that sell affordable and healthy organic foods. 

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East Timor Hearts

BY JULIE KEAN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2014

In this heartwarming speech you get to meet the people and the patients of the East Timor Hearts Fund. Julie Kean goes into telling the stories of those in the poorest counties in the world, and being saved by heart surgies. Some of the youngest members of those societies had poor health, and were able to be saved by the East Timor Hearts Clinic. Not funded by the government, and working with very low funding and supplies, this clinic makes it their job to do everything they can to save as many lives as possible. 

http://www.easttimorheartsfund.org.au

 

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Drinking A Place

BY FELICITY JANE POWELL
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

When you are drinking a wine you are experiencing a place, says Felicity Jane Powell who was a wine consultant in London. Love your place and people will live your wine! Drinking globally is killing out planet. Why do we have to drink wines from all the way the other side of the world?!

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Becoming a Musician: From Mexico’s Silver Mines to the Clubs of San Antonio

BY JOE REYES
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 25, 2015

Joe Reyes owes his work ethic to his family and the discipline they instilled in him. The promise of work in Mexico’s silver mines attracted his great grandfather’s family, but the Mexican Revolution sent his family fleeing north to Texas. His early exposure to music came in the form of folkloric Mexican music, but it was “Los Beatles” that struck a chord. Joe Reyes’ presentation shares his musical journey that included different acts, international tours and even a Grammy win and a Latin Grammy nomination. 

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Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean

BY ANDY DINSDALE
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Andy Dinsdale’s work beach combing and beach cleaning connects the marine debris found on the strandline with the human actions involved upstream.

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Creative Placemaking - Turning a 'Space' into a 'Place'

BY KEVON FODERINGHAM
@ VOL 1 ON DEC 01, 2017

PechaKucha Night Arima, City Organiser, Kevon Foderingham speaks about his non-profit organization, Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival and corresponding creative placemaking project, EAST YARD.

Kevon speaks about the power of culture and creativity to revitalize cities and foster the spirit of community.  

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East Trinity : A Jewel on Our Doorstep

BY DENIS WALLS
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Denis Walls is writer, teacher, environmental activist, member of the Save East Trinity environmental action group, and President of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC).  His story spans from 1989 to the present and details the experience of the Save East Trinity group's activism in arguing for, and ultimately spearheading the restoration of East Trinity, using Tidal Change technology.  East Trinity is 740 acres of land, located 15 minutes across Trinity Inlet (by boat) from the Cairns CBD in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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Everyday Middle East

BY LINDSAY MACKENZIE
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Lindsay Mackenzie presents on how a small group of photographers are challenging visual stereotypes of the Middle East and beyond.

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Envision. Inspire. Improve. Welcome to The East Tennessee Community Design Center

BY DUSTIN DURHAM
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Non-profits are not typically thought of as resources for architecture, design, and
planning services. Dustin Durham is here to change that mentality. He works for The East Tennessee Community Design Center, a local non-profit that has been around since 1970 with the sole purpose of making East Tennessee a better place through design. He runs through who they are, how they operate, and shows examples of a few of the 1,000+ projects they have designed in our region over the previous fifty years.