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Elizabeth Koproski

Campus Minister, Athletes In Action in Dayton

The Voices of River's Edge


Elizabeth Koproski created a program which bridges cultures called The Voices of River's Edge. She discusses her experiences with different cultures and how it influenced her paradigm of her community and the world. 

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On the Cutting Edge

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Brenda Reichel talks about lapidary art, which learned from her grandparents, she is a trained bench jeweler, and current president of GIA, Graduate Gemologists. She has worked along with US Customs, FBI, Hawaii State Archives, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and has been the Gemologist Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art for the past 18 years. She talks about an importance of cutting stones by hand and shows different tools that are used to cut stones in order to make them look beautiful.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2014.

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The Lucky Country

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

Marc is an advocate for social justice and for the rights and living conditions of refugees waiting for judgement as to whether they will be allowed immigration visas.

Marc recounts his experiences as a social worker on the Australian Immigration Detention centre on the island of Nauru and the appalling conditions that refugees were had to endure due to the constraints of the Australian Government's Department of Immigration.

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Immigration Experience

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

What does it take to immigrate to U.S.? How long does it take to become a citizen? This presenter shares his journey and perspective on immigration.

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Atlanta Has Something to Say: Refugees Welcome

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Bee Nguyen has something to say on behalf of Atlanta: Refugees are welcome here. But, what exactly does that mean? What is involved in welcoming a family who is immigrating to the United States? Bee's family knows firsthand what that means having immigrated from Vietnam. Now, Bee is growing her Syrian family right here in ATL and she wants to tell you all about her "ice cream boo"! 

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Changing the world one message at a time

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

Bern O'Donaghue gives an insightful talk about her current project using paper boats and unassuming members of the public. Holding a wider conversation about the current issues around the refugee crisis.

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From Siberia to Texas: Uncovering My Family’s Immigration Story One Recipe at a Time

@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Mary Kaltenberg best introduces her story herself:

"It started during a blizzard storm the first week I arrived back in the United States early 2016. As an activity for my mom and I during this cold snowy day, we gathered recipes and started compiling them into a cohesive cookbook. I asked questions about the origination of the recipe and through each recipe lived a different story. Translating and transcribing developed into a documentation of our family history, rich of funny, suspenseful and adventurous stories. One recipe at a time I uncovered the story of my Jewish, Russian, Polish family - how they became a family, survived in Siberia, were deported and stripped of citizenship and the humor of eventually adapting to American culture."

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Connecting Artists to Amplify Their Voices


Leaving San Francisco for Knoxville, TN, Harper Addison felt as though she was committing artist suicide. What began as a way for her to stay connected with friends and colleagues around the country has turned into an international creative process community, known as The Iteration Project, that connects artists and amplifies their voices no matter where they live and work. 

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Australia's response to Refugees

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Peter Hanley asks "What happened to the boundless plains? What happened to sharing?" As Vice-President of the Queensland Northern NSW Branch of Amnesty International, his fervent desire is that we treat people coming to Australia seeking safety with humanity and compassion.

The topic is timely as the week 18-24 June is celebrated around Australia as Refugee Week.

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Life on the edge!

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2017

Nicola Moss is a visual artist and regular tree hugger with a burning question – What is sustainability? Visiting natural areas and green space along the south-east Queensland coast for the past decade, she ponders possible futures where conservation and development find balance. Initially speaking about ecological problems, Nicola’s practice took a shift in 2015. A sensory experience on the edge of Moreton Bay prompted a new optimism. Her works reflect on the sense of well-being, contact with green space, can provide in our everyday lives. Nicola engages audiences in considering and celebrating the value of healthy environment. Her exhibition ‘Life on the edge’ responds to the Lost and Found theme – although many pristine environments have been lost, Nicola has found communities are able to create healthy environments!