Past Baton Rouge Event: VOL 6

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October 27, 2017
@ MidCity Ballroom

PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge will see you at Vol. VI on Friday, October 27, 2017!

Join us at the beautiful new MidCity Ballroom at 136 S. Acadian Thruway

Happy Hour - 6pm-6:30pm

Presentations - 6:30-8:00

$10 / cash and card accepted at the door / Admission includes wine and food

Feel free to wear your Halloween costume, and stay tuned for details about our exciting line-up!





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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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Time Is a Relative

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Listen to see why Scott Walsh believes, "We age not by years, but by stories."

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The Journey of The 821 Project

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jahi Mackey shares the journey of The 821 Project, a nonprofit organization that he founded to promote global citizenship and multicultural community empowerment in south Louisiana. By sharing the story of 821, he also shares how he used his unique voice and life experiences to fill a longstanding void in our city and region.

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A Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Fear

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

The portrayal of insane asylums and their patients seems to be a favorite trope for suspense and horror films. Brittany Yoes have spent a lot of time behind locked doors in psychiatric hospitals and alone in rooms with patients who are often perceived as dangerous. Listen as she shares with you a real American horror story.

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Theology of the Arts

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

When Adam Darragh was looking at grad schools, he tried to do a dual masters program in Divinity (ministry) and Film, and everybody looked at him like he was crazy. To them, the worlds were completely different from each other. To Adam, however, both involve trying to tell stories of Ultimate concern, that hit us right in the heart, and in human history, two things have existed through every era, even though we have no objective need of them: religion and art. Join Adam, as we look into religion, art, and living a more imaginative life.

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The Dying Crafts: A Solution-focused Presentation

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

With a focus on how to solve the problem, Amy Strother and Michael Gatz will discuss the dying crafts and the effects of their disappearance on manufacturing, consumerism, and the environment.

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Create the Stories You Want To See

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As she progressed and gained more knowledge on the other aspects of film, Jalea Jackson realized that if she wanted certain stories to be told, she had to tell them herself...

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Play-worker, a Day in the Life

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.

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Theatre Can Change The World

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jenny Ballard believes the Arts are our best chance of changing our world for the better, and theatre is her art of choice. This presentation will examine theatre's positive effects on society, and its ability to change our society for the better, even if it's just one audience member or artist at a time.

Jalea Jackson
CEO, Jalea Jackson Productions, LLC in Baton Rouge
Donney Rose
Poet/Teaching Artist/Marketing Director, Forward Arts, Inc. in Baton Rouge
Jahi Mackey
Program Director/Founder, The 821 Project in Baton Rouge
Brittany Yoes
Mental Health Advocate in Baton Rouge
Jenny Ballard
Empathy Advocate and Theatrical Activist in Baton Rouge
Amy Strother Michael Gatz
Owners, Denicola's Furniture in Baton Rouge
Peter Olson
Playologist, Knock Knock Children's Museum in Baton Rouge
Adam Darragh
Filmmaker, Minister, etc. in Baton Rouge
Scott Walsh
Store Captain, Trader Joe's Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge