Friday, March 17, 2017

Common Threads #2

Last night the second in the series of Common Threads events took place at the Rialto Theatre in Kenmore. This one focused on foreign born students. It was interesting to hear the perspectives on Akron and its people(and the United States in general). At times it was fun and funny - but also inspiring - I think a few tears might have been shed in the audience.
Common Threads is a monthly collaboration between the Knight Foundation and Global Ties to bring people from culturally diverse backgrounds together in a common space to share their story and engage in community dialogue. Follow them on Facebook to find about upcoming events.

The Rialto Theatre in Kenmore was a cool space - I had never been in there before.

Greg Milo - the facilitator.

Kyle Kutuchief - the Knight Foundation.

I was trying to balance my flash with the ambient lighting. I liked the stage lighting but also wanted to add some more definition with the flash.

Esraa Sayed - she is from Egypt and working towards her MBA at the University of Akron.

Tony YuQian Lui - TOny is from the southern Chinese province of Yunnan and is attending UA for his electrical engineering degree.

Baluki Kgosidialwa - a Fullbright scholar from Bostwana pursuing her MBA in finance.

Akhil Tej Reddy Dandu - a graduate student in Information Management Systems from Hyderbad, India.

social or it didn't happen

This is where the amazing touch-screen auto-focus on the Canon 5D mark IV really comes in handy - when holding the camera up over your head.

Group Shot

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