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VOL 4

March 21, 2019
@ Barnum Museum

Bridgeport PechaKucha, Volume 4, will be at the Barnum Museum on Thursday, March 21st. Attend to hear great personal stories each told in 400 seconds with 20 images!!!! The theme of TRANSFORMATIONS will honor both the first day of spring, the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District's launch of their "Colorful Bridgeport Campaign," and the potential impact of the PechaKucha stories. This is a free event (donations accepted since we make a $1 donation per person to the global PechaKucha organization) and the doors open at 6:00. Food will be lovingly prepared and sold by Raquel Rivera-Pablo of A Pinch of Salt. The program will begin at 6:45 and will be completed by 9:00 with a 15 minute intermission.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR MORE Artists, Veterans, Writers, Dancers, Musicians, History Buffs, Cooks, Librarians, Barbers, Unicyclists, Botanists, Body Builders, Foodies, Teachers, (pretty much anyone with a passion about something) to share personal stories at this Bridgeport PECHAKUCHA – VOL 4. 

If you would like to present, please fill out a proposal here: http://bit.ly/BPT-PKN-proposal4

To help potential speakers with the process of understanding what a Pechakucha is and how to create the slides and presentation there will be one workshop at the Barnum Museum on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00. Register here: 

http://bit.ly/Bgpt-PKWorkshop-VOL4 

You can also find the registration on our FaceBook page: http://bit.ly/FB-Pechakucha-Bridgeport . If you have any questions email PKBridgeport@gmail.com or call John Swing at the Barnum Museum. (203) 331-1104 ext: 100

BRIDGEPORT PECHAKUCHA PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Lauren Coakley-Vincent - President Downtown Bridgeport Special Services District 
Bill Derry - Teacher/Librarian/Playsultant
Suzanne Kachmar - Director of City Lights Gallery
Nina Lesiga - Nina Lesiga Productions
John Swing - Assistant Director and COO of the Barnum Museum

POSTER DESIGNED BY TINA SOMMERS!!!!!

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So A Jew Walks Into a Christian Play

BY JACOB MAXIMILLIAN BARON
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

The experience of a young Jewish man cast in the role of an historically real, murdered civil rights activist and Episcopal seminarian. Jacob Maximillian Baron talks about the experience of being in this show as a culturally Jewish man and what it taught him about the values shared between religions.

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The Art of Revolution in the Public Library!

BY MAXINE BLEIWEIS
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Maxine Bleiweis looks at the world from a perspective that uncovers the possibilities in a situation – in this case, opportunities to open your mind about the role of the public library!

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Welcome Home!

BY MIA LIPSTICK
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Join Mia Lipstick on her journey of finding peace, love, music, and brotherhood as she shares her annual trek to the base of the Catskills in order to return to the garden -- unplug and chill out!

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Grandmother Gingko

BY ADRIAN HINCAPIE
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

The power of symbols and love! Adrian Hincapie reveals how his revered grandmother from Columbia lives on through the life-force of a local Gingko tree.

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Common Ground

BY JOHN KOVALSKY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

John Kovalsky never met his grandfather, but he did have photographs from his grandfather’s amazing cross-country adventures! John followed his grandfather’s path and recreated the images, but did not anticipate what happened along the way!

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Snow Potatoes

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Some traditions don’t hold up to the passage of time. Or do they? Nina Lesiga shares her attempt at passing on her mother’s tradition of baking potatoes to warm the body and soul.

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Magic Happens - Stories that Stretch, Empower, and Provoke Transformation

BY LAURA PIRIE
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Magic happens every day: but what is it that makes an experience magical? How can we recognize the magical? And once magic "happens", how can that experience inspire creativity? Laura Pirie shares stories of empowerment and transformation, both personal and community, across time and space!

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Spirit Forests

BY SCOTT SCHULDT
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Scott Schuldt, through his art and experiences, shares his emotional connection with the cedar forests of the Pacific Northwest.

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Little Liberia -- Digital History Project

BY BRANDON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Little Liberia was a thriving community made up of Native Americans, African Americans and escaped slaves during the 1850's in Bridgeport, CT. Today the Mary and Eliza Freeman houses remain as evidence of Little Liberia. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed the buildings as one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” College student, Brandon Taylor, tells the story of his involvement in helping to save this community through his skills as a computer science student.

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Carpe Diem - Seize the Day, Live every moment to the fullest!

BY TINA SOMMERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Tina Sommers remembers her mom, Mary Jane Sommers, who recently passed from cancer. A tribute to her last two courageous years, from a safari in Tanzania to sailing around the South Pacific -- she lived her best day every day until the end.

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Information Transformation

BY MATT WILCOX
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Matt Wilcox shares the most exciting talk on information theory that folks have ever heard ;-)!

Nina Lesiga
Designer, Storyteller & Music Maker, N/L Productions in Stratford, CT
Matt Wilcox
in New Haven
Tina Sommers
Art Director, CT Freelancer in Bridgeport
MIA Lipstick
Artist, Photographer, Writer & Nature Lover , Inspired by the Great Spirit ! in Bridgeport
Scott Schuldt
Artist in Milford
Adrian Hincapie
Office Manager in Bridgeport
MAXINE BLEIWEIS
Library Innovation Consultant, self-employed in BRIDGEPORT
Jacob Maximillian Baron
Filmmaker, Freelance in Stamford
John Kovalsky
Filmmaker & Photographer in Bridgeport
Q Lightning
Budding artist and explorer of life. in Bridgeport
Laura Pirie
architect , Pirie Associates in New Haven
Brandon Taylor
in Bridgeport