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Jahi Mackey

Program Director/Founder, The 821 Project in Baton Rouge

The Journey of The 821 Project

PRESENTED ON OCT 27, 2017
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 6

Jahi Mackey shares the journey of The 821 Project, a nonprofit organization that he founded to promote global citizenship and multicultural community empowerment in south Louisiana. By sharing the story of 821, he also shares how he used his unique voice and life experiences to fill a longstanding void in our city and region.

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Community Crime Prevention

BY RICARDO MALUF
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ricardo Maluf explains the feedback from "B.O. Coletivo," a collective project based on the community input of incident reports. For example, users can point out where they got robbed on a city map and alert other users of recurring crimes in the area. The buzz created by the project was so significant that it caught the attention of politicians and major news platforms.

 

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Global Vorarlberg

BY EVA HÄFELE
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Eva Häfele is one of the two initiators of Global Vorarlberg, a networking community for internationally-minded people in Vorarlberg. She discusses the diversity present in Vorarlberg and the activities of the community. (In German)

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My Green Journey

BY MONIQUE ELLIS
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 02, 2015

Listen to hear Monique Ellis' englightening humble journey to becoming a more self sustaining individual.

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Celebrate, Expand, Evolve: Reinventing Communites

BY AUTUMN SMITH
@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

Autumn Smith discusses Cafe Company's newest project, Wired Hotel. This project is ingrained in the culture and tradition of its community and seeks to revolutionize and revive the community of Asakusa and East Tokyo.

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Journey to Israel

BY GEOFF HUGHES
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 30, 2017

Geoff Hughes takes us on a tour of famous historical landmarks of Israel and explains their historical significance.

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Space for Everyone

BY SANJIDA RANGWALA
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Sanjida Rangwala was born in India, but spent her formative years in Canada. As an immigrant to the US, she spent 17 years working on gaining citizenship in the US. In her presentation, she talks about how that has shaped her view of her space in the US and how we can make more inclusive communities for all.

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A Red Stick Project Review

BY EVELYN WARE-JACKSON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

Along the journey of the Red Stick Project's beautification efforts and facade improvements, Evelyn Ware-Jackson discovered a series of stories that cry out from the streets about Baton Rouge's unique international connection through the arts and STEM.

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Journey of Joy

BY KATY COLE
@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Katy Cole explains her journey from California to Japan, opening a restaurant with a focus around small Japanese producers, and the community that’s been created within that space.

Katy Coleは、カリフォルニアから、小さな農園やそのコミュニティーにフォーカスしたレストランを日本でオープンするまでの彼女の歩みを紹介します。

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How ‘Our Stories Project’ is Turning Oral History Into an Experience

BY KRIS HERBERT
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Kris Herbert is a journalist and storyteller. Through her most recent work, she is exploring the ways that stories connect people and places. Kris started Our Stories Project in 2016 in Lyttelton. Primary school children have interviewed people who grew up in Lyttelton and those interviews have been recorded, curated, edited and mapped to places. The first 13 story experiences are now available via the Our Stories Project app. In this PechaKucha, Kris shares some of the stories she has encountered through this project and some things she has learned along the way. It is a journey of empathy, connection and the power of storytelling.