Past Bridgeport Event: VOL 2

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September 12, 2018
@ Barnum Museum

Our first PechaKucha was on May 9th! We had 14 presenters and their stories can be viewed online at:

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PechaKucha Bridgeport is designed to bring people together to listen to great personal stories. PechaKucha is Japanese for "chit-chat." It is a presentation style in which one speaker uses 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds resulting in a total time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This licensed format keeps presentations focused and fast-paced. 

This PechaKucha is FREE, and registration is not necessary. Arrival by 6:00 is a good idea to get a good seat and FOOD will be available to purchase through the community work of CHEF RAQUEL RIVERA PABLO (a PechaKucha presenter at our Vol.#1 event!).

ONE workshop is being provided for learning more about how to put together your own Pechakucha on Sunday, July 22 -- 4:00 at the Barnum Museum.

Do you have a story to share? Fill out a PechaKucha Proposal! -- Due by August 1st

[Barnum Statue image used with permission from photographer, Tim O'Brien.]

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Stir Up Some Joy!

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Joy is often overlooked in our often tedious and stress-filled lives. Join Jeanette Harris in "Stirring up some joy" using commonplace, everyday items that are readily available.

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From Fear to Love of Forests

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

When Beth Lazar moved to rural Ct. from Philadelphia, PA., her cousin scared her into thinking she'd be eaten by lions, and tigers and bears! She grew to love forests and now wants to preserve forests and open green space, especially 400 acre Remington Woods in Bridgeport, CT.

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@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Nina Lesiga lives life to the fullest and loves interactive art, playing the ukulele and engaging in unique experiences! Join Nina as she enters the world of the no-pants subway ride in New York City!

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National Parks from A-Z

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Ellen Hardy loves National Parks and on her many cross-country adventures, she has been to many -- well known and not so well known. Experience the parks through her images and family stories.

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Make Way for Ducklings!

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Rae Anne Locke's elementary school has a long-standing tradition of ducklings being born in the courtyard. As the librarian, she has been part of the staff "duck squad" to escort the ducklings through the school to the river. This yearly tradition has provided many universal truths for students, staff and YOU!

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Bridgeport Legacy of Innovation

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Mike Roer shares about some of the notable inventions and inventors from Bridgeport, CT. Be prepared to be surprised!

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The Hairy Bison: Creating an Offbeat, Insanely Great Trail Running Community

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Born in Bridgeport, CT and now the co-organizer of the Harbison Trail Runners in South Carolina, Dean Schuster shares the story of growing a crazy group of runners from a couple of people to a massive club. The free trail running event (The Hairy Bison) is part theater of the absurd, part race, and part community fair -- and now one of the largest trail-runs in the state. The T-shirts have become instrumental in creating a huge following!

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The Sibling Secret: Looking Back and Changing Lives

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Katie Settel relates her personal story about her family's secret -- a brother she did not know about for 25 years! "The Sibling Secret" is her dream -- a photo essay to share with the world.

Nina Lesiga
Designer, Storyteller & Music Maker, N/L Productions in Stratford, CT
Beth Lazar
in Bridgeport
Dean Schuster
partner, user experience strategy, truematter in Irmo
Katie Settel
Photographer, Katie Settel Photography in Fairfield
Ellen Hardy
Music Teacher (strings), Westport Public Schools in Ansonia
Mike Roer
Academy Books and Records in Bridgeport CT
Performance artist/Lay Pastor, ELCA/Salem Lutheran Church in BRIDGEPORT
Rae Anne Locke
Elementary Library Media Specialist, Westport Public Schools in South Norwalk
Jeff Becker
Photographer / Artist, Jeff Becker Photography in Easton