Stories to Shrink the World
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Join us for an afternoon of stories that shrink the world. Hear the inspiring stories of 16 UWC students told through poetry, and learn how one UWC alum is preparing for a solo row across the Atlantic, proving that the world is smaller than we imagined.
In 2014 Ari Satok spent nearly a year travelling to four United World Colleges on a mission to capture the stories of the schools’ students in his book of poetry, "The Architects of Hope". In his talk, Ari will share how this project came to be, reflect on his journey researching/ writing the book, and then will read poems from the book itself and speak about some of the lessons he thinks these stories can teach us. He’ll also introduce us to his second published book, The Beautiful Chaos of Growing Up, a warmhearted poetry collection on the journey through college and into young adulthood.
Next, in his TED-style talk, ultra endurance athlete and UWC Adriatic alum Terence Steinberg will share mental techniques he's using to prepare for the United World Challenge, his 3,000-mile solo across the Atlantic Ocean for UWC - and how you can use the same ideas to cross your ocean, whatever it may be. Following the talk we'll have Q&A where you can openly question Terence's sanity and find out how to survive 3 months alone at sea on a 23-foot boat.
Both talks will be live scribed - a real-time illustration and recording of the talk - by Emily Steinberg.
Following the two talks, we'll gather at Vol de Nuit for our usual SSS (technically Second Sunday at Five but who's counting?) to get to know the speakers and each other a little better.
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