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Events  MACKIN-MAILANDER LECTURE SERIES LEON LOGOTHETIS THURSDAY, APRIL 20 6 PM @ CLARKE UNIVERSITY JANSEN MUSIC HALL (1550 CLARKE DR) Leon Logothetis is a global adven- turer, motivational speaker and phi- lanthropist. He used to be a broker in London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the movie The Motorcycle Diaries. Leon will the guest of Clarke Uni- versity’s Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series on Thursday, April 20, at 6 PM at Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University Campus (Atrium). The lecture is free and open to the public. For Leon Logothetis, the days of liv- ing and working behind his desk are well and truly over. His new passion is finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that says you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play. The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: kind- ness and harnessing the power of human connection. And doing it all with a smile on your face and a spring in your step! You may remember Leon from his previous visit to Dubuque for Jeff Lenhart’s You Inspire Me Series in 2015. Following the visit, Jeff accompanied Leon on a cross-country tour to promote The Kindness Diaries, inspiring Jeff’s own personal mission of kindness. Leon is no stranger to adventure. He teamed up with First Book® and drove a car from London to Mongolia raising money to buy 10,000 books for underprivileged children in America. He also drove a vintage London taxi across America, giving free cab rides to the needy and working with Classwish to bring hope back to the schools of America. In Leon’s TV show The Kind Way Around, he circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike Kind- ness One, giving life-changing gifts along the way to unsuspecting good samaritans. All of this whilst rely- ing on the kindness of strangers. Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good, Psy- chology Today, and The New York Times. Leon’s books, The Kindness Diaries and Live, Love, Explore will be avail- able for purchase. Proceeds go to the Rescue Mission and Clarke University Campus Ministry. For more informa- tion, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at 563-588-6377 or visit Clarke.edu. n JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 20–23 DOWNTOWN DUBUQUE The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival returns for the 6 th big season bringing filmmakers and storytellers from around the world together for its annual program of 108 documentaries, features and shorts. After being named one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013, they were again highlighted by the publication in 2016 as one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee. And there are 3,500 festivals around the world! Great events, incred- ible hospitality and $40,000 in cash prizes to filmmakers tends to do that! Featured events include: Open- ing Night (April 20), Silent Film Showcase (April 21), Drunk on Disney 4  Events 365INK MAGAZINE April 20–May 3, 2017 Issue #289 (April 21), Awards Night and Party (April 22), Kid’s Event (April 23), and Closing Ceremonies (April 23). Tickets for a film are $10 ($5 for students). Thursday is Runde Free Day. An All-Access Pass gets you into all films, events, panels etc. for $250. Just show your special lanyard, and you’re into everything all weekend! The evening events are around $25. For tickets or more informa- tion visit JulienFilmFest.com. n DUBUQUE365.COM