Past Baton Rouge Event: VOL 11

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VOL 11

February 15, 2019
@ Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre

PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. XI is happening! Put it on your calendars, and spread the word:

Friday, February 15, 2019
Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
235 North Blvd. BR, LA 70801

Happy (half) Hour: 6:00-6:30pm
Presentations: 6:30-7:30pm

$10 admission, cash/card accepted at the door
Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres

We're especially excited to announce that this will be our first ever ALL FEMALE line-up, including businesswomen, moms, professors, entrepreneurs, artists, and more.  Be there, Baton Rouge!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Lauren Aronson
Retired Curl Wrangler in Baton Rouge
Nichole Bauer
Assistant Professor of Political Communication in Baton Rouge
Ginny Engholm
Shameless Story Addict in Baton Rouge
Liz Goad
Grant Writer, Art Historian, Will Bring Dessert in Baton Rouge
Megan Papesh
Associate Professor of Psychology in Baton Rouge
Racheal Hebert, LCSW
Founder, President & CEO of Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR) in Baton Rouge
Jordan Hefler
Photographer • Creative Entrepreneur in Baton Rouge
Gerri Hobdy
Nonsense Navigator in Baton Rouge
Evelyn Ware-Jackson
Arts and STEM enthusiast in Baton Rouge