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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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My Hair-itage

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

The story of a girl versus the curl. The highlights, lowlights, blow-outs and blow-ups. How Lauren Aronson's relationship with her locks went from loathing to loving.

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How To Have Good Sex

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

As a therapist, sexual assault survivor advocate and general sex enthusiast, Racheal Hebert gives an overview of healthy sexuality and provides some tips on how to have good sex.

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The Mother of All Horrors

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

Bird Box. Handmaid’s Tale. A Quiet Place. What do these recent hits have in common? The horror of motherhood. They are all just the next generation of a horror tale we’ve told for ages from Beowulf to Frankenstein to Aliens. Ginny Engholm shares why we can’t escape these stories and how they reveal our fears--and fascinations--with the "mother" of all horrors.

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Eat Me: A Brief Look at the Long History of Women and Chocolate

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

"Decadent. Seductive. Sinful." When it comes to chocolate, sex sells. And it specifically sells to women. Even though research shows that men and women consume roughly the same amount of chocolate, advertisements are mainly targeted at women, encouraging them to "indulge" their cravings and deepest desires.

While this may seem like a new phenomenon, the association between chocolate and female sexuality predates the modern ad campaign. In fact, some scholars trace it all the way back to the Mesoamerican civilizations that first cultivated Theobroma cacao. Liz Goad takes a quick jog through chocolate’s long, tawdry history to find out where this theme originated and how it has evolved over the centuries.

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A Red Stick Project Review

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

Along the journey of the Red Stick Project's beautification efforts and facade improvements, Evelyn Ware-Jackson discovered a series of stories that cry out from the streets about Baton Rouge's unique international connection through the arts and STEM.

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Smashing the Patriarchy: How More Women Can Win Political Office

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

More women are running for and winning political office. Nichole Bauer talks about how to get even more women into positions of power including how women can overcome hidden, and not so hidden biases, to win elections, and explains why everyone, literally everyone, benefits from putting more women in positions of power.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

In many domains, people scan for objects that are important to detect, yet rarely appear (e.g., weapons in baggage, tumors, imposters). When these objects finally appear, they should pop out at us, right? In this talk, Megan Papesh discusses the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms that make us miss important objects hiding in plain sight.

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Identifying & Creating a Cohesive Personal Brand

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

Marketing yourself can be uncomfortable and overwhelming, but in today's digital age having a personal brand is more important than ever. Jordan Hefler shares her pro-tips for how to identify the common threads of your work to create a cohesive and authentic personal brand that can organically evolve over time.



PKN Poster Spotlight: Edmonton

As the howling winter wind chases us,
Edmonton shows their appreciation for the cold weather with this poster for PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 33. A charming mammoth stomps all over the forest and makes footprint patterns shaped as the number 33. Wow, how cute! PechaKucha Poster Spotlight would like to thank Edmonton for always turning out such great posters as well as the incredible energy in every volumes!
Our Instagram and Tumblr have an abundance of posters from all over the world. Please go check them out!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Anna Schwab

    Anna Schwab, M.B.A. works as a free-lance professional dancer in modern and contemporary dance-theatre, has taught and choreographed at studios across Baton Rouge, and teaches dance to elementary school students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Anna holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and a B.A. in Creative Writing. She loves to uphold the Louisiana tradition of bringing people together over food and drink to share their stories, and sees PechaKucha Night as a beautiful opportunity to do that in a new and creative way. Most importantly, Anna is the mother of 10-year-old daughter, Quinn, who also loves to dance, make art, and share stories of her own.

  • Mina Estrada

    Mina Estrada is a ruminator of dance, among other things, and attempts to commit a substantial amount of time to teaching, creating, and facilitating some kind of dance experience for herself and those who care to join. She received her MFA in Dance at Temple University, and her choreography and workshops, which are rooted in contemporary movement concepts and improvisation, have been commissioned by several college, high school and studio dance programs, and professional companies including Spelman College, Grand Valley State University, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mina has served as faculty for the dance programs at Temple University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Drexel University. She is often producing concerts in collaboration with other artists, and contributing dance works in festivals around the country. While in Philadelphia, she performed in the Live Arts Festival and Collage Festival, received the New Edge Residency at the CEC, worked with notable artists IdiosynCrazy Productions, Silvana Cardell, Shavon Norris, and Leah Stein Dance Company. Mina currently resides in Louisiana, where she is the Director of Artist Resources at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She has also served as dance faculty at Louisiana State University, and conjured fantastical dance dreams with CoCo Loupe and their group CKA: currently known as. She is always in hot pursuit of great storytellers, generous muses, equilibrium, and more time to pet her cats, smile at her husband, and hang out with Mother Nature.