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Forever in an Instant!
BY FREDERICK JON CHEN
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 15, 2015
"Anyone facing adversity can experience some form of healing or solace from something as seemingly insignificant as the gift of an instant photo."
In Forever in an Instant from PechaKucha Night Singapore Vol. 13, photographer Frederick Chen shares his experience of working with Photohoku, a photo-giving volunteer initiative that was born in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through the act of giving photos, rather than taking photos, Frederick explains how photography has the power to restore hope for people in need, giving them something often overlooked in other relief efforts. In a final call-to-action, Frederick challenges us to take up the cause, putting forward the notion that the ways that photo-giving can make a difference in people's lives is only limited by our imaginations.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 24th, 2015.
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The Droids You're Looking For
BY PAUL BUSSIERE
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 02, 2013
"You would not expect a little R2-D2 to teach you so much about philanthropy, about people, about love, about paying it forward."
In The Droids You're Looking For from PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 9, computer geek, robot builder, licensed private pilot, and huge sci-fi movie fan, Paul Bussiere shares his big heart and strong belief in "paying it forward". Paul has built two all-aluminum R2-D2s and spends his time spreading smiles by doing pediatric visits and numerous charity visits with everybody's favorite droid!
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015.
How to Change the World
BY KATIE HILBORN
@ VOL 6
ON NOV 22, 2013
Have you ever wanted to "Change the World" but didn't know how? Katie Hilborn is a snowboarder turned philanthropist who one day realized she could do just this, and that it's easier than you think! In this inspirational speech, Katie explains why it's in our own best interest to take care of others, citing that the natural self-confidence which develops allows us to achieve great things.
Chronicling her own story and pathway to 'changing the world' affirms that anything is possible. Katie now runs her non-profit, Global Orphan Prevention. Her humanitarian work extends to Nepal, Vietnam, and various other developing nations.
BY LIAM GOODMAN
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 17, 2015
"I often describe Tracball as a combination of tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, curling, waterpolo, chess, and sailing."
In "Tracball Heros" from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 3, famed Tracball Legend Richard McElroy III stands in for Liam Goodman to (comedically) elucidate us on the fabled past and historical roots of the ancient "sport" of TracBall, shining a spotlight on the legends of the game (himself included). If you're not laughing by the time his story leads to a nearly fatal injury, after which McElroy was saved by scrapbooking (!) which unexpectedly lead him to a life of Tracball philanthropy(!!), you will be when, in closing, he coerses the crowd to sing him Happy 40th Birthday. (Performance Comedy at its finest.)
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 20th, 2015.
What's Your Cause?
BY ERIC FRANS
@ VOL 9
ON NOV 20, 2015
Husband, Father, Texan by birth and Canadian by choice, Eric Frans is connects people to the causes they care about. He explores how we are all meant to care about something, but too many people exist not knowing what their passion is. It's time you found out.
BY MATT WILLIAMS
@ VOL 9
ON NOV 20, 2015
Matt Williams is the Canadian Programming Coordinator of Africycle and is in charge of collecting bicycle donations to send to our 2 shops in Malawi, Africa. He talks about how Africycle provides basic access to rural Malawians through bicycles and the Canadian/Malawian partnership.
Reversal of Fortune
BY STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"In the project, Refersal of Fortune, a series of robotic living gardens, I use the plant to represent the complex relationship between human life and economic growth."
In Reversal of Fortune from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, interdisciplinary artist and educator Stephanie Rothenberg talks about her recent project "Reversal of Fortune," a series of robotic gardens that examine the intersection of social media, finance and philanthropy. In these gardens plants represent recipients of charitable acts and loan borrowers in economically challenged regions. Through this lens the complex relationship between human life and economic growth is made visible.
Changing the World, One Dinner at a Time
BY KIRA WALKER
@ VOL 29
ON MAY 22, 2016
Might I interest you in NOT eating out once-a-month and, instead, using that money toward a collective good? Dining for Women looks to do just this, pool small funds amoungst an intimate group. These funds go on toward bigger, better initiatives all around the globe. Hear Kira Walker give us a breakdown of the program and why it resonates with her!
My Name is Kumar
BY TIM LOONEN
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
My name is Kumar is the charity set up by Tim Loonen and his wife Renee Schreurs to support 37 former child beggars in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Living between London and Chennai they offer a safe home, education and love to children born into poverty. Almost five years after they’ve first set foot in India the charity is thriving and about to double the number of kids they are able to send to school. However, it hasn’t been always easy. Tim will guide us through some of the tough choices they’ve had to make along the way and tell us about how he combines a full time job at the world’s largest travel site (TripAdvisor) with the exciting (and rewarding) world of philanthropy.
Empowering Our Youth
BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 24, 2017
Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.
She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.
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Watch the presentations from PechaKucha - Volume 28!
PechaKucha Vol. 28 – Vancouver Around the World - was another incredible and inspiring evening. And in case you missed it, we’ve posted each talk on our vimeo page. Speakers Treana Peake - Creative Director/Founder, Obbaki FoundationA dedicated humanitarian activist and creative leader, Treana Peake fused her lifelong passions together to create engaging and innovative philanthropy.Watch Presentation Jeff Topham - Photographer/Writer/DirectorYou may remember Jeff from all the way back to PechaKucha Vol. 5 where he talked about growing up in Liberia. That talk grew into the the award-winning documentary film, Liberia ’77 and another exciting project….Watch Presentation Rosemary Conder - Chief Development Officer, BC SPCARosemary Conder volunteers helping abused elephants rescued from the tourism industry in Thailand. She will share highlights of her encounters up-close with these gentle giants.Watch Presentation Ish Jhaj - Founder & Director, Shooting for HopeAs the founder of Shooting for Hope, Ish travels to India to run soccer camps for underprivileged girls. She is a SFU Kinesiology graduate as well as the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and an award from the World Sikh Organization.Watch Presentation Jeff Doble - Architect, Perkins+WillJeff has worked on many of Perkin+Will’s significant transit projects around the world, including the design of three ground-breaking prototype stations for the Ar-Riyadh Metro Transit system in Saudi Arabia.Watch Presentation Bradley Pierik - CEO, TwothirdswaterAn engineer who has worked with water charities in developing countries for the past eight years, Bradley has developed a vision for how water treatment might be done better.Watch Presentation Joanna Wong - Marketing Director, FlowCSJoanna Wong is an award-winning media producer who works in Vancouver and Beijing. She is principal of Flow Creative, a global marketing agency, and recognized as an Action Canada Fellow.Watch Presentation Robert Kent - Founder, Compassionate Eye FoundationThe funding model of the Compassionate Eye Foundation is simple. A team of photographers spend a day shooting photos in cities around the world before submitting them to Getty Images, with the royalties going to fund health, education and sustainable economic development projects in developing nations.Watch Presentation Lauryn Oates - Projects Director, Canadian Women for Women in AfghanistanLauryn Oates works in the fields of education and gender equality in conflict zones. In particular, she has worked to defend women’s rights in Afghanistan since 1996.Watch Presentation Gen Hume - Principal/Fairtrade Officer, Hume AtelierHume Atelier is a bespoke jewellery studio in Gastown and strong advocates for artisanal and small-scale miners, who often work under very dangerous conditions.Watch Presentation Karen Tam Wu - Director of Programs, ForestEthics AdvocacyKaren Tam Wu spearheaded the successful campaign to stop Shell from developing natural gas at the Sacred Headwaters in northwest BC.Watch Presentation Shawna Olsten - Global Marketing Director, Native ShoesShawna has grown the distribution of Vancouver’s own Native Shoes to 48 countries within 3 years.Watch Presentation
"I often describe Tracball as a combination of tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, curling, waterpolo, chess, and sailing." In "Tracball Heros" from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 3, famed Tracball Legend Richard McElroy III stands in for Liam Goodman to (comedically) elucidate us on the fabled past and historical roots of the ancient "sport" of TracBall, shining a spotlight on the legends of the game (himself included). If you're not laughing by the time his story leads to a nearly fatal injury, after which McElroy was saved by scrapbooking (!) which unexpectedly lead him to a life of Tracball philanthropy(!!), you will be when, in closing, he coerces the crowd to sing him Happy 40th Birthday. (Performance Comedy at its finest.)
The Droids You're Looking For
"You would not expect a little R2-D2 to teach you so much about philanthropy, about people, about love, about paying it forward."In The Droids You're Looking For from PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 9, computer geek, robot builder, licensed private pilot, and huge sci-fi movie fan, Paul Bussiere shares his big heart and strong belief in "paying it forward". Paul has built two all-aluminum R2-D2s and spends his time spreading smiles by doing pediatric visits and numerous charity visits with everybody's favorite droid!