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The PoWEr of CommUNITY

The PoWEr of CommUNITY

By Dimitrios Papalexis

If you are passionate about community development, storytelling and arts for social impact, check out this podcast The PoWEr of CommUNITY. Your Host Dimitrios Papalexis will be presenting amazing youth and community development initiatives and interviews with individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work. Visit www.soul-gen.com.au/ for more information about Dimitrios' work with SoulGen.
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How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 3

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Community as the best "safety net" when it comes to mental health & suicide?
Community as the best "safety net" when it comes to mental health & suicide?
This is a podcast about the importance of community as the safety net when it comes to mental health and suicide. It is inspired by a traumatic incident in a public setting that Dimitrios recently offered Critical Incident Consultancy for and it quotes an article in the news. It discuss first response, vicarious trauma, grief cycle, best practice, deeper conversations and community mobilising when it comes to addressing complex mental health issues and reducing suicide. See article about incident here: https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/aussies-push-for-westfield-change-after-spate-of-deaths/news-story/96a605b7ceea7fa5f1d448b87b30d310 see article about social connectedness here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-connectedness-pollyanna-syndrome-matter-life-death-soulgen Enter in contact for any questions or colabs: info@soul-gen.com.au
46:04
October 24, 2022
Building Compassionate, Connected and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces with Richard Holmes, KCA
Building Compassionate, Connected and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces with Richard Holmes, KCA
This is a podcast episode with Richard Holmes, KCA passionate community builder, educator and sector leader in the UK about ABCD and how to build compassionate, connected and inclusive communities and workplaces. Enter in contact for more info via info@soul-gen.com.au and stay tunned for part 2
39:01
May 24, 2022
How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 3
How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 3
This is a new series of podcasts with a special guest Ojok Ojello who following academic studies and work in various NGO and policy bodies, returned to his destroyed village and transformed it to a green town through community development, social enterprise and education! In this episode 3, we delve into how Ojok rediscovered and mobilzed a cultural asset in his village, the shea tree to launch a shea butter cooperative and social enterprise that created business, education and financial opportunities for his community. We also got to talk about how to overcome challenges when it comes to engaging community in bottom-up work. Ojok is also giving a message of hope to all inspiring changemakers out there. Thanks for listening and If you wish to support Okere's City Community Development Initiative, you can do it by donating directly to his cause: https://www.givingway.com/organization/okere-city
38:52
January 16, 2022
How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 2
How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 2
This is a new series of podcasts with a special guest Ojok Ojello who following academic studies and work in various NGO and policy bodies, returned to his destroyed village and transformed it to a green town through community development, social enterprise and education! In this episode 2, we delve into Ojok's work with his community, how he harnessed local assets to create opportunities, how he used the power of education to empower children and adults, how he created the Okere Bank and other amazing initiatives that talk to the true essence and power of Asset-based Community Development Work. Stay tuned for episode 3 and If you wish to support Okere's City Community Development Initiative, you can do it by donating directly to his cause: https://www.givingway.com/organization/okere-city
35:10
January 09, 2022
How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 1
How a Local Citizen Transformed His destroyed village into a green town with Ojok Okello episode 1
This is a new series of podcasts with a special guest Ojok Ojello who following academic studies and work in various NGO and policy bodies, returned to his destroyed village and transformed it to a green town through community development, social enterprise and education! In this episode 1, we delve into Ojok's past and childhood experiences that ignited his passion for social justice, his quest for understanding social inequalities and how the Okere City Community Development Initiative began. We hope you enjoy and get inspired by this episode. If you wish to support Okere's City Community Development Initiative, you can do it by donating directly to his cause: https://www.givingway.com/organization/okere-city
21:13
December 21, 2021
19 Care Homes & A Moon Boot
19 Care Homes & A Moon Boot
Welcome to a special edition podcast episode for our show The PoWEr of CommUNITY! In today's episode "19 Care Homes & a Moon Boot" our guest host Bernie Garamvolgyi is interviewing our special guest Gemma Clarke, international award winning photographer, PR specialist, community builder, storyteller and all around an amazing human being. We hope you enjoy and get inspired by Bernie and Gemma's soulful conversation as they take a deep dive into Gemma's life and career story, her passion for connecting people through art, community development, soulful marketing and discovering the beauty waiting to be found in each moment. If you wish to collaborate with us on a future episode, enter in contact via info@soul-gen.com.au or visit our website: http://www.soul-gen.com.au/
56:25
December 06, 2021
Finding Balance - French Pantoum Poem
Finding Balance - French Pantoum Poem
Many times doing community development work is an act of balance. Trying to understand others, ourselves, what makes people click, our gifts, their special strengths... finding creative ways to bring change, empowering others while showing evidence and outcomes... finding meaning, navigating conflict, giving and receiving... in my journey to find balance, I have found art a very loyal companion. Here is an atrempt to paint a picture and perhaps tell a story through words and metaphors as expressed though this poetry form: French Pantoum. Enjoy!
00:53
November 09, 2021
Place based approaches with David Lilley episode 2
Place based approaches with David Lilley episode 2
In this podcast series, we are taking a deep dive into place based approaches and community development. In episode 2 Dimitrios is exploring with David: The link between place based approaches and community development? How can CD and similar workers in the community can benefit by understanding better PBA? How can people and organisations involved in placemaking learn more about community development and much more! Enjoy listening to this second podcast, share with your networks and enter in contact for any questions of ideas for collaboration: info@soul-gen.com.au.
19:06
October 31, 2021
Poem Revive
Poem Revive
What will it take for our collective spirit to revive?
01:37
October 28, 2021
Place Based Approaches with David Lilley episode 1
Place Based Approaches with David Lilley episode 1
In this podcast series, we are taking a deep dive into place based approaches and community development. In episode 1 Dimitrios is exploring with David: How can we better understand place? What are the metaphors we can use to think about place? The importance of mindset when it comes to place based approaches and engaging the community and examples of place based initiatives. Enjoy listening to the podcast, share with your networks and enter in contact for any questions of ideas for collaboration: info@soul-gen.com.au.
25:08
October 18, 2021
Community Members with Great Ideas... What Next?
Community Members with Great Ideas... What Next?
This is another podcast episode for the co-creative series The Power of Community with your Host Dimitrios Papalexis from Soulgen and special guests and collaborators. You submit a question about youth or community development, we co-create an answer. Our question for today's episode, submited by Andra Louie is the following: How individuals, citizens in our community can work with organisations if they have a grass roots community development idea they would like to see happen in their neighbourhood, where should one start? We consulted a broad range of youth and community development experts and included their answers in this episode, people like Alex Long, CEO of MYAN, Dean Quirke from Young Mens Group, Bliss Brown from Imagine Chicago and others. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode. If so, please send us an email to let us know info@soul-gen.com.au Also, make sure you check our presentation at Pecha Kucha: https://www.pechakucha.com/presentations/i-have-a-great-idea-for-my-community-where-do-i-start
13:53
September 17, 2021
Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 3
Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 3
Bliss Browne is the Founder and President of Imagine Chicago, the movement that remagined Chicago and the world! In this episode Dimitrios is interviewing Bliss about her connection to Australia and the story of a hope rock travelling from an indigenous community of Australia to Chicago and then to Greece inspiring civic faith and action. Bliss also reveals her plans for the future. This is a must listen episode for all community workers, practitioners, public servants and aspiring changemakers that want to equip themselves, children, young people and organisations with the right methodology and tools to transform their communities. Enjoy and reach out to us if you would like to partner for a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au
21:59
September 10, 2021
Weaving practices, conflict and authenticity in community development with Teodora Radulescu
Weaving practices, conflict and authenticity in community development with Teodora Radulescu
Tune in for a very inspiring podcast episode with our next guest speaker Teodora Demetra Radulescu all the way from Switcherland Europe. Teodora is part of the global ecovillages movement and she has left no stone unturned when it comes to ecovillages in Europe. A digital nomad, creative practitioner space holder, Teodora is passionate about building resilient communities, ecovillages, climate grief, pemaculture and weaving many different frameworks and approaches when it comes to her work with organisations and diverse communities...We are excited to be recording two podcast episodes with Teodora. In this episode 2 she talks about how her passion for community development and climate action leads her work with different communities and organisations; the importance for facilitators to hold space for themselves and others; how she weaves different approaches, the importance of working through conflict, authenticity and belonging to build resilient communities. Have a look at Teodora's impressive bio https://lnkd.in/gqNQ7Q-C and feel free to contact us for any questions or to collaborate on a podcast via info@soul-gen.com.au
45:56
September 03, 2021
All Things Youth and Community Development with Cosmin Luca episode 3
All Things Youth and Community Development with Cosmin Luca episode 3
Tune in for our new podcast series All things Youth and Community Development with Dimitrios and his special guest Cosmin Luca. In this episode 3, Dimitrios and Cosmin embark on a genuine conversation about the path of a changemaker, social entrepreneurship, impact of technology and glimpses of dystopia. About our guest: Cosmin is a young person, passionate about youth and community development. By the time he was 10, Lucas lived in 4 different continents and he never felt out of place. He is the Founder of Zoomers for Change, an organisation ran entirely by young people for young people. Zoomers for change build the skills and capacity of young people to be more effective leaders, social entrepreneurs and advocates for brighter futures. Cosmin is also a proud MYAN ambassador, where he found a safe haven to reconnect with himself, his roots and other young ambassadors. Currently, Lucas is planning to run in council elections. Favourite this podcast to receive notifications about the release of the next episodes! Enter in contact for to partner in a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au
26:01
August 27, 2021
Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 2
Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 2
Bliss Browne is the Founder and President of Imagine Chicago, the movement that remagined Chicago and the world! In this episode Dimitrios is interviewing Bliss about her journey quitting her corporate job to go on a treasure hunt at the margins of community and discover an abundance of blessings; how the Imagine Chicago movement changed her city and the world. This is a must listen episode for all community workers, practitioners, public servants and aspiring changemakers that want to equip themselves, children, young people and organisations with the right methodology and tools to transform their communities. Stay tuned for episode 3 and reach out to us if you would like to partner for a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au
22:58
August 20, 2021
Ecovillages, Transition Towns, climate grief and community development with Teodora Radulescu
Ecovillages, Transition Towns, climate grief and community development with Teodora Radulescu
Tune in for a very inspiring podcast episode with our next guest speaker Teodora Demetra Radulescu all the way from Switzerland Europe. Teodora is part of the global ecovillages movement and she has left no stone unturned when it comes to ecovillages in Europe. A digital nomad, creative practitioner space holder, Teodora is passionate about building resilient communities, ecovillages, climate grief, pemaculture and weaving many different frameworks and approaches when it comes to her work with organisations and diverse communities...We are excited to be recording two podcast episodes with Teodora. In this episode 1 she talks about her journey from Romania to Europe and how she found peace and belonging in hands-on communities and ecovillages. She shares about her heroine journey and passion for climate change and belonging. Have a look at Teodora's impressive bio https://lnkd.in/gqNQ7Q-C and feel free to contact us for any questions or to collaborate on a podcast via info@soul-gen.com.au
43:59
August 13, 2021
All things Youth and Community Development with Cosmin Luca - Episode 2
All things Youth and Community Development with Cosmin Luca - Episode 2
Tune in for our new podcast series All things Youth and Community Development with Dimitrios and his special guest Cosmin Luca. In this episode, Dimitrios and Cosmin embark on a genuine conversation about youth mental health and barriers for young people to access, safe spaces vs brave spaces, trauma and what a good methodology for youth and community development looks like. About our guest: Cosmin is a young person, passionate about youth and community development. By the time he was 10, Lucas lived in 4 different continents and he never felt out of place. He is the Founder of Zoomers for Change, an organisation ran entirely by young people for young people. Zoomers for change build the skills and capacity of young people to be more effective leaders, social entrepreneurs and advocates for brighter futures. Cosmin is also a proud MYAN ambassador, where he found a safe haven to reconnect with himself, his roots and other young ambassadors. Currently, Lucas is planning to run in council elections. Favourite this podcast to receive notifications about the release of the next episodes! Enter in contact for to partner in a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au
19:37
August 06, 2021
Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 1
Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 1
Bliss Browne is the Founder and President of Imagine Chicago, the movement that remagined Chicago and the world! In this episode Dimitrios is interviewing Bliss about the idea behind the movement, how it all began, a powerful youth-led intergenerational inquiry and how Bliss's brave spirit dealt with opposition and design constraints. This is a must listen episode for all community workers, practitioners, public servants and aspiring changemakers that want to equip themselves, children, young people and organisations with the right methodology and tools to transform their communities. Stay tuned for episode 2 and reach out to us if you would like to partner for a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au
25:31
August 02, 2021
All things Youth and Community Development with Dimitrios Papalexis and Cosmin Luca - Episode 1
All things Youth and Community Development with Dimitrios Papalexis and Cosmin Luca - Episode 1
Tune in for our new podcast series All things Youth and Community Development with Dimitrios and his special guest Cosmin Luca. In this episode, Dimitrios and Cosmin embark on a genuine conversation about the impact of covid for youth and community development, CD and online delivery, youth advisory groups, genuine participation, Zoomers for Change, youth consultations and the importance of a good methodology About our guest: Cosmin is a young person, passionate about youth and community development. By the time he was 10, Lucas lived in 4 different continents and he never felt out of place. He is the Founder of Zoomers for Change, an organisation ran entirely by young people for young people. Zoomers for change build the skills and capacity of young people to be more effective leaders, social entrepreneurs and advocates for brighter futures. Cosmin is also a proud MYAN ambassador, where he found a safe haven to reconnect with himself, his roots and other young ambassadors. Currently, Lucas is planning to run in council elections. Favourite this podcast to receive notifications about the release of the next episodes! Enter in contact for creative collabs: info@soul-gen.com.au
21:45
July 23, 2021
Moving from Reforming Existing Norms to Fostering a New Community Identity Based on Shared Interests
Moving from Reforming Existing Norms to Fostering a New Community Identity Based on Shared Interests
This is another co-creative podcast episode for the Power of Community show. Your host Dimitrios Papalexis explores "answers " to two amazing questions submited by Roydon NG: How do we best manage tensions in community development when it comes to unifying people around a central aim and shared interest BY fostering a nnew community identity vs REFORMING existing norms and status quos? and Nicole Deen: How can we cocreate with communities and ensure that everyone's voice is heard when everyone's voice is different? How can we balance what people want, need and what we can provide? To know more about Dimitrios' work with Soulgen http://www.soul-gen.com.au/ or sponsor a podcast episode contact us at info@soul-gen.com.au
39:54
July 14, 2021
Whats the Buzz with Codesign?
Whats the Buzz with Codesign?
What's the buzz with codesign?What value does it hold? How is it different from community development? Whats an example of good codesign? Thank you for tuning in for this co-creative podcast about codesign, its value and the difference with community development. Shout out to Hannah for contributing such an amazing question that fueled a lot of thinking and insights for me and hopefully for you too… If you want to connect to Hannah, you can do it via linkedin here:  Enjoy the listen and as promised, see below some more resources: Article: Inspiring Environmental Stewardship in the Cooks River, a great example of a successful codesign and community development initiative. Cooks River Changemakers Video. Video of codesign of an enviro-café/wellbeing centre in Rozelle. Article about Cumberland City Council’s spotlight on youth. Finally, we are offering a 20mins free consultation to see how you can apply codesign and asset-based community development in your organisation, university, business or community: To access your free consultation, email us at info@soul-gen.com.au or call 0400354939.  Finally, if you wish to support us, you can either  do it by donating and sponsoring a future podcast episode or subscribe to our  Patreon page, a platform where we are posting unique content and stories from our community, creative and healing adventures on your digital doorstep; this is unique behind the scenes content that you can only access on Patreon. Dimitrios Papalexis, Director and Founder Soulgen Working Towards a Soulful Generation
22:50
June 21, 2021
New Co-creative Podcast Adventure
New Co-creative Podcast Adventure
To any of my fellow youth or community enthusiasts out there: Im creating a new series of co-creative podcasts for my podcast show: The PoWEr of CommUNITY. I would appreciate if you could send me a question or two about youth or community development via this link? https://anchor.fm/dimitrios-papalexis/message I'm going to harvest those questions and use them to create new podcasts. Thank you so much and if you prefer to contribute a question in writing, please send to info@soul-gen.com.au
01:17
June 01, 2021
The Power of Being Different with Naj Sbei part 2
The Power of Being Different with Naj Sbei part 2
Enjoy our brand new podcast episode: "The Power of Being Different" part 2 with our guest Naj Sbei joining Dimitrios for an exploration of her journey coming to Australia to pursue a better life. Who is Najla? Why challenges did she have to overcome to come to Australia? Dark nights of the soul... How does she sees herself and her identity? What helped her to accept herself and her journey? Some words of wisdom from Najla from her experience about trauma, identity, change and hope. Dealing with change, feeling different, moving to a new country can be a challenge that anyone can face in their life. Listen to this podcast and see how Najla's strong will to be different, helped her to embrace change and accept her journey to create a new life! Enter in contact for any questions or if you would like to discuss sponsoring one of our episodes: info@soul-gen.com.au
33:35
May 30, 2021
The Power of Being Different with Naj Sbei part 1
The Power of Being Different with Naj Sbei part 1
Enjoy our brand new podcast episode: "The Power of Being Different" with our guest Naj Sbei joining Dimitrios for an exploration of her journey leaving her country to pursue a better life.  Who is Najla?  Why did she leave her country?  What sacrifices, struggles and challenges she had to face on her journey? What happened when she decided to trust her own inner voice and intuition? Dealing with change and feeling different can be a challenge that anyone can face in their life as they are called to change and face the unknown.  Listen to this podcast and see how Najla faced huge challenges and embraced change  to create a new life! Enter in contact for any questions or if you would like to discuss sponsoring one of our episodes: info@soul-gen.com.au
26:40
May 19, 2021
New Podcasts about the Power of Community to be released
New Podcasts about the Power of Community to be released
Stay tuned for some brand new podcasts coming out soon
00:49
May 03, 2021
Refugee Settlement Journeys - Teaser
Refugee Settlement Journeys - Teaser
Manal Younus, Eritrean storyteller who now calls South Australia home shared the belief that language and stories are the very fabric of our existence. In Soulgen, we believe the same and thats why we got so excited when Core Community Services invited us to run a series of podcasting, interviewing and storytelling trainings to train people from refugee background to tell authentic stories from their refugee settlement journey with a focus on youth related issues. Take the time to listen to some snippets of heartfelt stories and open your mind and heart, travel with us to the past and help us fly into a future where nobody is left behind, where everyone belongs, where every story counts and every tear that drops fertilize the ground of a new land Australia that, even with a bittersweet heart, we can proudly call home! Stay tuned for this new podcast show from Core Community Services in Fairfield and if you want to know more, please enter in contact with Yathavan Raj via email: yrajaculendran@corecs.org.au And if you would like to know more about how to use podcasts and ethical storytelling to empower young people and communities to share their stories, contact Soulgen at info@soul-gen.com.au
09:26
April 21, 2021
Youth Week 2021 Events South Western Sydney
Youth Week 2021 Events South Western Sydney
Let's come together and celebrate young people in our communities during Youth Week 2021 with a special theme: "Together More than Ever". In this episode I'm presenting a few different youth-led events for Youth Week in South Western Sydney. See more details about the events in the links below: Future Proof: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-proof-welcome-event-tickets-148539871755 Heart of Heritage: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heart-of-heritage-photo-exhibition-opening-night-tickets-143911187235?aff=eand Youth Story Expo: https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/event/youth-story-expo Youth Week Festival: https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/event/youth-week-festival
05:49
April 09, 2021
Millers Point Monday Night Farmers Market - A community & love driven market in Sydney CBD
Millers Point Monday Night Farmers Market - A community & love driven market in Sydney CBD
Check out another brand new podcast for the series ABCD on the Go with Dimitrios visiting the Millers Point Farmers Market and interviewing local stall holders, community members, volunteers and young people about the positive ripple effects of a local, small, community- led market that supports local farmers and businesses while also creating a safe, inclusive and loving space where neighbors can come together, buy fresh produce, meet their neighbors, listen to live music, feel connected and be part of something. A place where different generations can interact, a place that increases workability and walkability, a place that neighbors care for each other, a places that promotes volunteering and community care, a place where you can feel the love. Contact Dimitrios at abcdfamtour@gmail.com for any questions
01:06:58
September 07, 2020
Action Cures Fear with Jahin Tanvir, Youth Advocate
Action Cures Fear with Jahin Tanvir, Youth Advocate
Check out our brand new episode "Action Cures Fear" with Jahin Tanvir, Youth Advocate. Jahin is a 19-year-old student, speaker, writer, policy adviser and youth advocate whose key aspirations reside in providing equitable healthcare, meaningful youth advocacy and health research. With a penchant of being multifaceted, Jahin possesses a strong background in youth leadership and advocacy in leading youth-led organisations such as Oaktree, World Vision, Red Cross and the United Nations to name a few. He has represented Australia on the global stage with highlights including being invited to speak at the Parliament House, guest speaker at the Australasian Aid conference at the Australian National University and as a delegate at the Global Model United Nations in Rome. Jahin was awarded the ‘New and Emerging community leader’ scholarship and ‘Service to others’ award by the Parliament of Australia. He is a published writer with various articles published on mediums such as UNICEF, The Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health, The Conversation and WhyNot. Jahin talked to Dimitrios about what ignited his passion in youth advocacy,  how coming out of the school bubble, he pursued his interests in writing, poetry, sports, he took initiative, learned from failures   and made a difference in his community and the world. Jahin talks about  how action cures fear, the popularity dynamic and how everyone is on their own journey. He also talked about the impostor syndrome and the courage, bravery needed to speak up. He gave practical advise about how young people can be more involved in addressing world issues and also talked about collaboration, youth agency and participation, storytelling and his hopes for a more humanitarian future post Covid-19. Send us any questions or comments at abcdfamtour@gmail.com and share this podcast to raise awareness and young people's voices. And let's remember, young people are the leaders of today.
52:12
July 10, 2020
Civic Innovation & People-led Change with Amelia Loye
Civic Innovation & People-led Change with Amelia Loye
Listen to this brand new episode about Civic Innovation & People-led Change with Amelia Loye. Amelia specialises in community and stakeholder engagement with deep expertise in digital engagement. She is passionate about representative open government, sustainable development and civic innovation. She has many years of experience across Australia, New Zealand and British Columbia, Canada helping governments to consult community, working with stakeholders and considering social issues and impacts in the design and delivery of policy, programs and services. She currently runs a consultancy called engage2 and a NFP organisation called the Centre for Civic Innovation. Amelia talks to Dimitrios in this episode about civic innovation, people led change, past and current community led initiatives, digital engagement and the forthcoming cultivate program. Enter in contact via abcdfamtour@gmail.com for questions or comments.
42:53
June 29, 2020
The Power of Diversity with Naz Sharifi, Winner 2020 NSW Humanitarian Awards - Youth Category
The Power of Diversity with Naz Sharifi, Winner 2020 NSW Humanitarian Awards - Youth Category
Check out this podcast episode interviewing Naz about the power of diversity for social change and progress. We also talked about systemic change, positive representation of people of colour or immigrant background individuals, struggle with diaspora identity, finding your place in a new environment, fluid identities and a holistic approach to race and identify. Enter in contact via email abcdfamtour@gmail.com for any questions or comments.
51:39
June 22, 2020
What can we learn about compassion and community care from an Indigenous lens with Yvonne Daddow
What can we learn about compassion and community care from an Indigenous lens with Yvonne Daddow
This is another episode for the series The PoWEr of CommUNITY with Dimitrios (host) interviewing Yvonne Daddow, Aboroginal Community Liaison officer at Western Power and Community Enthusiast. Yvonne talks about changing the stereotypes about Indigenous youth and providing opportunities to young indigenous people to move into managerial roles; the importance of inspiring confidence in young people to discover their unique assets and gifts. We also talked about the importance of elders in indigenous community and what indigenous wisdom can teach us about our current state of the world. How we can disrupt the current social trends by being more caring of our neighbors and compassionate with those in need and each other; the importance of storytelling and what we can all do for reconciliation. Listen to this podcast and gain a better understanding of the power of community and connection from an indigenous lens.
36:34
May 18, 2020
Communities Changing the World with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and guest speaker Zizi Charida
Communities Changing the World with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and guest speaker Zizi Charida
Check out our new episode Communities are Changing the World with Dimitrios Papalexis from Soul Gen and special guest speaker Zizi Charida, Director Community Minds. Zizi has a wealth of knowledge, experience and wisdom when it comes to social justice through engaged and empowered communities. She doesn't shy away from challenging the status quo and provides a lot of examples of flipping the script and changing the narrative when it comes to the resilience, creativity and confidence of our communities. Listen to this podcast and embark on a journey on Zizi's life and passionate work, get insights about Asset Based Community Development work and how to cultivate an appreciative mindset and approach. If you want to get in contact with Zizi, visit their website www.communityminds.org.au or follow them on social media www.facebook.com/comminds/ and feel free to share this podcast so we spread the word.
30:32
May 13, 2020
The Power of Youth Led Practice with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and Natalie Chiappazzo from BYSA
The Power of Youth Led Practice with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and Natalie Chiappazzo from BYSA
Listen to this podcast about the Power of Youth Led Practice with Dimitrios Papalexis from SoulGen www.dimitriospapalexis.com interviewing Natalie Chiappazzo, Manager of Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA) https://www.facebook.com/BYSA2/about her 15 years of experience in the youth sector, the amazing youth led work they are doing at BYSA, challenges they have been through, assets and a great reflection on social impact, systems change, social capital and more. While Natalie is relating her insights and model she codesigned with youth people, Dimitrios is drawing parallels to the Asset Based Community-driven Development Framework and asking Natalie difficult questions that she answers with an open mind and mainly heart. Please share this interview if you like and subscribe to our monthly newsletter for more inspirational content: https://dimitriospapalexis.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d9f53740bf6cbd0632a3c56d0&id=27d18f8099
57:09
May 04, 2020
Daring facilitation, hosting and leading by stepping back by Dimitrios Papalexis
Daring facilitation, hosting and leading by stepping back by Dimitrios Papalexis
This is a podcast episode with ABCD practitioner and host Dimtrios Papalexis, founder of SoulGen, a social enterpise specializing in Asset Based Community Development, Storytelling and Arts for Social Impact. In this episode Dimitrios shares 3 examples, stories of daring facilitation that highlight the importance of being open to surrender to the unknown, trust your intuition and let go of control when it comes to holding space for individuals and communities. Dimitrios brings together his knowledge and skills in Psychodrama, Asset Based Community Development and Arts to tap into community power, social innovation and impact. If you wish to upskill on hosting, facilitating and leading by stepping back, listen to this podcast and feel free to contact Dimitrios at abcdfamtour@gmail.com for any questions or feedback. Also share this podcast with other changemakers in your community to inspire active citizenship.
24:39
May 02, 2020
An Attitude of Gratitude during Covid 19 with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and Kate Munro
An Attitude of Gratitude during Covid 19 with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and Kate Munro
Check out this special episode, part of the podcast series ABCD on The Go with Dimitrios Papalexis (host) and special guest speaker Kate Munro, passionate youth advocate and community development practitioner who has more than two decades of experience in the youth sector. Dimitrios is interviewing Kate about how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude during our challenging times and why is this important for young people, families, individuals and communities. The conversation also touches on the Asset Based Community Development Framework and how some of its concepts such as the Glass half Full can be applied to help people to move from fear and negativity to a more positive and appreciate mindset. This episode is fit for young people, parents, teachers and everyone who has an interest in cultivating a positive mindset for the betterment of their selves and the community. For more information about this podcast series, visit our website: www.dimitriospapalexis.com or contact us via email at abcdfamtour@gmail.com
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Navigating Difficult Emotions during Covid 19 with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and Dean Quirk
Navigating Difficult Emotions during Covid 19 with Dimitrios Papalexis (Host) and Dean Quirk
This is an episode for the ABCD On The Go podcast series where we dive into the topic of navigating difficult emotions. Dimitrios is interviewing Commmunity Development Practitioner Dean Quirk about his work with the community and practices he uses to navigate difficult emotions. Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed about new episodes and other amazing community, creative and healing initiatives at: https://dimitriospapalexis.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d9f53740bf6cbd0632a3c56d0&id=27d18f8099
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