Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Do Be Do. Sources of Inspiration. ** Sat 29 Nov **

Do Be Do: Sources of Inspiration is an exciting event that promotes people making positive differences in their communities. This includes Jimi Hunt, who was a finalist for the 2014 New Zealander of the Year and a 2014 Hubbard's "Amazing Hero" grant recipient. Jimi has created lots of inspiring events to raise awareness for mental health, including lilo'ing the Waikato and building the world's biggest waterslide. Another speaker, Gabriel Acuna-Carvajal, gives new life to pallets by turning them into beautiful furniture. He recently won the JAFA Auckland award for projects with high social impact. Kiran Patel is a social entrepreneur who is the founder of the Young Innovators Collective. The organization supports young people to pursue their passions.

There will also be speakers who teach dance and creativity, for the purposes of promoting positive mental wellness and connections in the community. One creator, Gal Stern, will talk about her digital storytelling project that tells of her grandmother's history as a Holocaust survivor. Monica Evans coordinates and facilitates for Express Yourself, a creative arts programme for young people facing challenges in their lives, based at Toi Ora Live Arts Trust in Grey Lynn. As a young adult Monica lived in South America and got inspired about the inclusive, participatory arts culture she experienced there. These are just a few of the speakers who will be sharing their stories of creativity and positive community contributions.

It's a $5 donation (it includes tea and a muffin!). It will be happening on Saturday the 29th of November from 9-12, with registrations from 8:15 (though it's fine if people come just before 9). It will be held at the Unitec marae - enter Unitec through gate 3 on Carrington Road, Mt Albert.  There is ample free parking close to the marae.  


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We hope to see you there xx

Andrew and the Upbeat Collective team