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2021 Compassion Film Festival

UPDATE: Due to concerns about rising COVID-19 cases, the in person film festival has been cancelled, but the virtual film festival will still take place August 13th to 22nd. Nick is working to see if he will be able to do a virtual workshop during the online event.

Nick and the Awesome in Action team are thrilled to announce that a short film directed/edited by Jaime Peak and produced by Cindy Peak has been accepted for the 2021 Compassion Film Festival!

The short film Awesome in Action is 21 minutes long and focuses on Nick’s story and his journey to become an author and activist.

“The mission of the Compassion Film Festival is to create a mode of compassionate living by screening inspirational films, presentations, and workshops that provide vision, education, tools, and resources for individuals to cultivate compassionate actions in their lives.”

The film festival is in person August 13th to 15th and online August 16th to 22nd and takes place in Carbondale, Colorado.

Nick will be attending the film festival in person. Nick is excited to announce that he will have a table at the festival with information about Awesome in Action and will be presenting a workshop on Saturday, August 14th. Nick’s workshop will involve of a new version of his Anyone Can Be a Hero presentation.

Nick and his team believe that Compassion Film Festival’s mission aligns with his own, and he hopes he can continue to spark a shift in the way we think about abilities by spreading his message of inclusivity and diversity.

We hope to see you in August!

Fully Vaccinated!

You never know what you will find at the Arc!

Nick received his second dose of his COVID-19 vaccine in the middle of April, and after giving him a few weeks to make sure the vaccine was as effective as possible, Nick was finally able to get out in the community and do some of his favorite activities!

It had been over a year since Nick went into a store, and he was so excited to get out in the community and do some shopping.

Online shopping was a good substitute for Nick over this last year, but he really missed being able to pick out items in a store and get out of the house.

Picking music out is one of Nick’s favorite things about shopping!

Nick’s favorite thing about shopping is buying gifts for those he cares about.

His favorite place to shop is the Arc Thrift Store. You never know what you will find! Nick is careful to make sure he sanitizes his hands after looking around at the store.

Nick continues to wear a mask in public and socially distance, but he hopes that as more people are vaccinated restrictions will lesson and he will be able to get back into schools and community events to promote Awesome in Action and ability awareness.

Nick has signed up for the Immanuel Lutheran Christmas Bazaar in November, you can find him and his team at his booth at the event. Look for more information on this later in the year!