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Interview with Andrew Bermudez, Co-Founder & CEO of Digsy — a Free Intelligent Personal Assistant that helps you save time finding the perfect Office and Warehouse space for your business. Andrew is a technology and real estate entrepreneur in Orange County, CA and he is also a spokesperson for tech entrepreneurship in OC.
Interview with Andrew Bermudez, Co-Founder & CEO of Digsy — a Free Intelligent Personal Assistant that helps you save time finding the perfect Office and Warehouse space for your business. Andrew is a technology and real estate entrepreneur in Orange County, CA and he is also a spokesperson for tech entrepreneurship in OC...
Author Gail McMeekin talks about her book The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women.
in Visual Arts
Renee Baker is a composer, conductor, ensemble leader, violinist, and violist, Renée Baker composes and performs across cultural boundaries. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, she has founded or led 13 contemporary music projects, including the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, FAQtet, Mantra Blue Free Orchestra, and Red Chai.
Currently honing her compositions skills developing her painted score exploratriorum pieces for ensembles of 100 plus, Ms. Baker is in demand as a lecturer and expert in nontraditional composition techniques as well as large ensemble comprovisation/improvisation development.
She exhibits in Cologne, Berlin, Netherlands, London as well as Chicago.We are asking Renee to express her social imagination and how she shares these visions with the world, and her participatory art projects, social activism, black- experimentalism.
Uplifting Music: Listening to music that not only has a soothing melody, but an uplifting message, can be great for developing positive self-talk. Have you ever had a song ‘stuck in your head’ for a few hours or days, the lyrics repeating themselves in your mind? If those lyrics were positive and inspirational, that would be a good thing.
Please join us for a conversation about Creativity, Community, and Cultural relevance. We will be engaged with two dynamic guests. The first half of our program, we will interview the talented vocalist Ozara Ode. Ozara has started a Gofundme campaign to take her Nina Simone adaptation to Broadway. After reaching much success in Atlanta with the production “In the Key of Nina” during the summer of 2015, Ozara is on a mission to further honor Ms. Simone’s legacy. We will be talking more with Ozara to find out what she is doing and how we can support her.
The dialogue for the second hour will be driven by Pittsburg raptivist, Jasiri X who has been steadily climbing the rungs of the underground ladder worldwide. Jasiri made major noise with his debut single “Free the Jena6”. Tonight he will enlighten us about Black Liberation Theology and share what else he has in store.
We will contemplate the fate of a center that was designed with the spirit of Comrade Tupac Amaru Shakur in mind. Built to be a hub of Creative Community collaboration and cultural education, it has long been shut down and now the building is for sale. We look into ideas about what happened, why, and what we can do differently to insure that similar efforts flourish. Welcome to the Blaq Hour.
Rae Luskin Chats About "Creative Activist Conversations" That Matter with SPEAK! #intothePODlight host Tracey Bond, PhJrn-Publicist
"I am so happy and delighted one of the people featured in my book, Sue Ellen Allen found her passion and her purpose in an Arizona women's prison and now she was sitting in Michelle Obama's box at the State of the union. Everyone has a story, it is up to us to ask and listen." -Rae Luskin
Chicagoland Celebrity Author Rae Luskin Hosts Creative Activists Conversations Event Feb. 11th, 2016
"We as a country can change our collective thinking when we have new conversations. It is the creatives who are opening doors through their "art". We can question our definition of able by a dance performed by a dis-abled person. We can talk about prison reform when an ex con is sitting with Michele Obama at the State of the union.
Date & Time: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:00pto 7:30p CST.
Location: Five Seasons Sports Club – 1300 Techny Road Northbrook, IL
REGISTER TODAY at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-activists-conversations-that-make-a-difference-tickets-21021955234
in Self Help
Conflict comes not only in major ways between groups and nations, but also in real and persistent ways between strangers, neighbors, friends, and family. Join author Mark Andreas as he shares from his book “Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree” a collection of true stories of how ordinary people resolved intense conflict in creative and surprising ways most of us would never think of. Whether you are experiencing conflict with others or within yourself, learn ways to resolve these challenging situations by staying connected through difficulty and drawing on creative inner resources.
Mark Andreas lives in Boulder CO, where he runs a Personal Change coaching private practice assisting people in achieving life-goals and resolving limitations using NLP, Core Transformation, and other methods for personal transformation and development (www.markandreas.com.) Mark trains NLP around the country, is instructor of NLP at Red Rocks Community College, and is a trainer for the NLP of the Rockies’ Real World Integrated NLP Practitioner Training program. Mark is Author of the books “Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 stories of creative and compassionate ways out of conflict,” a collection of true stories of creative responses to conflict, endorsed by Dan Millman and William Ury, and “Waltzing with Wolverines: finding connection and cooperation with troubled teens” about his experience working with “at risk” teens while leading a 24/7 wilderness therapy program in the mountains of Colorado.
William Hill Gallery has been awarded the South East Chicago Commission – University of Chicago 2015 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant for the design and installation of a botanical garden in the Woodlawn- Hyde Park community.
The mission and purpose of the William G. Hill Center for the Arts is to support and improve the creative and artistic expressions and develop the personal and professional artistic and community building skills of youth and adults in Chicago’s Woodlawn Community.
His mission is to design a garden in the public walkway that enhances the quality of life of those people in the community that live, work and play. By beautifying and revitalize the block of Dorchester between 64th Street Metra stop, to 65th street viaduct; physically, socially and economically by using multi-platform¸ multi-dimensional, multi-cultural approaches to art creation that celebrate the connection and synergy between traditional Art and nature. Using such things as horticulture, landscaping, lighting, botanical gardening of both vegetables and perennials and constructing outdoor and indoor installations, exhibits, and other public art expressions as the vehicles.
William provides programs that will also teach, and create visibility for new and emerging artists, particularly those artists of color who are underrepresented in the art world and who wish to become involved in utilizing the Arts as a community building tool.
in Visual Arts
Laura Weathered, Executive Director, is a visual artist who shares the power of creativity to build community. A graduate of the University of Southern California and Bradley University, Laura went on to study Urban Development at Spertus College using the Acme Artist Community as a thesis project. She has curated numerous exhibits and engaged artists in international exchanges. She serves on boards including Special Service Area Wicker Park Bucktown, National Association of Artists' Organizations and Chicago Mutual Housing Network and contributed to peer advisory panels for the Urban Institute, the Illinois Arts Council, Wisconsin Arts Board and Illinois Arts Alliance.
NNWAC is an artist directed non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the power of creativity building community for 26 years. NNWAC provides technical assistance and resources to achieve affordable art space for multi-disciplinary arts activities, through collaboration, fees for services and contributed support. We strive to build permanent, affordable, sustainable creative communities when government and development resources are available.
Since 1986 NNWAC has organized arts festivals, outdoor film programs, public art installations, arts education workshops, and hosted exhibits that launched many careers. NNWAC managed St Paul's Cultural Center for performing, media and visual arts through April of 2012. They joined with artists locally, nationally and globally to exchange stories, strategies and creative work.