PRESS RELEASE FOR EVENT Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Ellen Theatre
Single again at 48, entrepreneur, author and business coach BB Webb recounts an amusing tale of navigating the often-wacky world of online dating;
Lydia Stewart describes how she learned new ways to relate to her beloved grandmother as dementia eroded her memory; and Larry Newman describes the fascinating new friends he has made from his bicycling trips around the world.
The presentations are part of the next PechaKucha Night at the Ellen Theatre Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21.
Emcee is Cara Wilder, multi-talented director, actor, teacher and Bozeman’s leading blushing violet
February’s line-up also includes Jennifer Boyer, Bridget Wilkinson and Cathy Costakis who helped create “A Seat at the Table” to bring diverse members of Bozeman’s community together for face-to-face conversations in homes, break rooms and even the local detention center. Rabbi Ed Stafman will tell us what he learned from his recent trip to the border with a group of rabbis hosted by Jesuit priests where they learned about the varied challenges facing migrants seeking entry to the US. And Casey Jones, an ICU cardiac nurse now teaching at MSU will describe his recent work teaching young nurses in Uganda through a collaboration of the Peace Corps, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and Seed Global Health.
Other presenters Include Nancy Chen, who will introduce us to the concept of Connect-Agility—making connections with people who see the world very differently from us; Lillian Krach, a high school senior, who will share her passion for saving coral reefs; Sayed Abdelaziz Keliey, now teaching at Irving Elementary, who created a successful community foundation in his poor town in Egypt with a group of lifelong friends; and Jaimi Melville, who will relate the myths and misconceptions about living with an eating disorder.
Barley & Vine is the presenting sponsor for the February event.
PechaKucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!
Advance tickets are available online for $9 at theellentheatre.com. Student tickets are available at the door for $5.