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Jerry Falek: The Power of Storytelling and Performance

This Saturday, we will hear from master story teller and movement artist Jerry Falek.  Jerry teaches performing and visual arts -- storytelling, dance, creative movement, and weaving -- as a guest artist in schools.  He also performs as a storyteller before audiences of dozens to...

Mia Tagano: What My Grandmother Taught Me

Mia Tagano is an actress whose devotion to caring for her 95-year-old grandmother has touched many hearts.  "My grandmother is my best friend," Mia says. "She teaches me to be in the moment." She visits almost daily and cares for her grandmother, who...

Ben Rivers: Storytelling and Participatory Theatre as Therapeutic Experience

Ben Rivers specializes in the use of therapeutic and participatory theatre for community mobilization, cultural activism and collective trauma response. Born in the UK and raised in Australia, he has taught and practiced in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, working...

Sonia Deotto: Art and Activism for a Nonviolent World

Sonia Deotto is co-founder and executive director of OraWorldMandala, a global peace movement whose objective is to use art and activism to spread the practice of ahimsa (nonviolence).  Since 2004, the headquarters of Ora World Mandala Research/Action Lab have been located at the Peace...

Miti Desai: Dancing, Design & the Journey from Form to the Formless

“From the formless comes the form, and the form takes you back to the formless.” - Ancient Indian Scripture At the end of her first day at her first job at a prestigious design firm in Mumbai, 20-year-old Miti Desai came home and wept for five hours straight – without having...

Mark Stevenson: Rebooting Our World

“The bad news is that everything is broken. The good news is that we can fix it. And the ugly news is that it’s gonna get really messy.” – Mark Stevenson   Mark Stevenson has described himself as a “reluctant futurist” and “pragmatic...

Melissa Stephens: Being the Person You Needed When You Were Younger

Melissa Stephens is a spirited elementary and middle school teacher with 24 years of classroom experience, a wife, and mother of three children. A woman of many talents, she currently serves as Student Activities Director, 5th grade Enrichment Teacher, 8th grade Leadership Coordinator, and 7th...

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