February 22, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Impact Hub Boston
part of a series on Symmetry
About the speaker
Jason Talbot is a co-founder of Artists For Humanity (AFH), a Boston non-profit organization that combines art and entrepreneurship to address society’s most challenging social, economic and racial issues. The largest employer of Boston teens, AFH provides some of the city’s most under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Born and raised in Roxbury, Jason is an advocate for inner-city teens. Currently serving as Special Projects Director and member of AFH’s Board of Directors, Jason has dedicated the last 25 years of his life ensuring that these young people are not ignored by encouraging their self-expression through art, and by serving as an example of how to create a bright future. Jason’s reach in the Boston area extends beyond the walls of AFH’s EpiCenter. In 2009, he participated in the cohort of the prestigious Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2012, Jason was chosen as one of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders, and the following year he received the Mentor of the Year Award from Youth Design. Jason is also a member of WGBH’s Board of Overseers.
tonneson + co, is an entrepreneurial certified public accounting and consulting firm providing custom accounting, tax, auditing and business advisory services that address the local, domestic, and international needs of our clients. Our firm culture is client-focused. Our people are exceptionally talented. Our passion is unmatched.
TCG (The Creative Group), specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of organizations on a project, temporary-to-hire and full-time basis. TCG Milwaukee launched in November 2016. The TCG Milwaukee team (Ann Kopetsky and Sharris Wilson) has prior experience working within the creative industry, which helps them better understand their clients’ needs and their freelancers’ unique talents.
Charlestown Audio & Visual is a boutique audio visual and media provider. We mix creative enthusiasm with technical excellence, producing empowering events and captivating media. Founded in Charlestown, MA, we are now located in Boston, New York City, and Washington, DC. We service events and produce media for our clients across the world.
The Danger Booth is the next step in the photo booth movement. Designed by professional photographers with fun, simplicity, and the environment in mind, The Danger Booth offers a solution to boring table shots, unreliable disposable cameras, and missed moments with friends. We’d love to get dangerous with you!
Paul Horton Visuals is a film and photography production studio focused on representing the authenticity in stories and of their subjects.
The Bacon Truck is a popular bacon-themed food truck spawned a brick-and-mortar eatery with sizzling sandwiches & more
Boston Organics delivers fresh, certified organic produce & groceries to your home or office. Support organic farms & food and skip the grocery store for good.
Cultivating community through coffee. beantrust will assist you in crafting a coffee, tea, and chocolate experience that revitalizes your office and event spaces.
February’s theme is SYMMETRY
What do a planet, an attractive face, and a snowflake have in a common? Symmetry.
Symmetry is prevalent throughout life. You can fold a sunflower in half, stories have an arc, and the human body can bend and create mesmerizing shapes. There are also irregularities that enhances life; it adds beauty and complexity. If there’s symmetry in nature, then there must be a kind of symmetry in the way we lead our lives.
Symmetry cannot be possible without asymmetry, the same way sadness magnifies joy.
Alan Lightman wrote in The Accidental Universe, “I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.” But chaos will happen whether we like it or not, it’s how we respond to it that either creates order or more chaos.
When in chaos, create your symmetry.
Our Saint Petersburg chapter chose this month’s exploration of Symmetry, Anna Fadeeva illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is the presenting partner.