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Fresno @ Starline
Sep 21, 2009


Aberdeen @ The Belmont Filmhouse
Dec 10, 2013


Winnipeg @ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe
Mar 06, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ St. John’s Institute
Jun 24, 2014


Bowling Green @ Kentucky Museum
Oct 20, 2015


Azores @ PKN Azores - Terceira
Dec 10, 2015

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Facultad de Medicina de la UNAM, Auditorio Dr. Raoul Fournier Villada
Apr 11, 2016


Albany, NY @ Opalka Gallery/The Sage Colleges
Nov 18, 2016


Dec 14, 2018


Shymkent @ State Concert Hall
Nov 25, 2018

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Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Lauryn Oates has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she speaks firmly on the ideals of human rights. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 10, 2014.

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Human Rights Tattoo

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

The Human Rights Tattoo project is an art project to create awareness and underline the importance of Human Rights. The idea originates from Sander van Bussel. The murder of fellow artist Steven ‘Nyash’ Nygah in Nairobi motivated him to pursue this idea. HRT's goal is to tattoo the complete text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on individuals, letter by letter. The complete text of this declaration contains 6773 letters. Each person gets one character.

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Juliette H. Morgan: A Librarian Civil Rights Hero

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Jonathan Jeffrey is the Manuscripts and Folklife Archives Coordinator and Department Head for Library Special Collections at Western Kentucky University. Here he shares with us the story of Juliette H. Morgan, a librarian who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Archives and Civil Rights

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

April McCauley works in the Western Kentucky University Archives. She thoughtfully talks about how archives help us engage with the broad history of and ongoing struggle for civil rights.

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Civil Rights @ WKU

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Suellyn Lathrop has been the Western Kentucky University Archivist since 2007. She chronicles the history of civil rights as it has played out at Western Kentucky University.

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Digital Rights

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 08, 2015

Francis Clarke, chair of the Birmingham Open Rights Group, told us about Digital Rights and why they matter.

Pecha Kucha Birmingham took place at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) on December 8th 2015.


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Conversation Prints: Artful Dialogues about Reproductive Rights

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

"Conversation print" is the industry term for fabric prints that re not floral or geometric.  Darcy Falk talks about her project that moves beyond prints that featuring golf clubs and kitchen appliances.  She is developing garments using vintage patterns and unique fabric that sparks conversations about topics that we don't usually talk about at the dinner table.  The result is conversation prints that stimulate artful dialog about reproductive rights.

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Human Rights and Child Protection

@ VOL 6 ON FEB 19, 2017

Dr. M.K. Sharma, advocate and visiting faculty in law, speaks on Human Rights and Child Protection.

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The League of Women Voters

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 30, 2017

Kathy Jones gives us a history of voter's rights and women's rights, and illustrates a vivid picture of why it's important that we vote!   

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Standing 4 Choice in Southwestern Ontario

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

Abortion has been legal in Canada for thirty years. Despite what many Canadians may think, people in our communities work tirelessly to access this normal part of reproductive health care. In Robyn Schwarz's presentation, we will examine the barriers that still exist for Londoners looking to get an abortion.

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PKN Providence Vol. 7

Another great showing for PechaKucha Night in Providence at last month's Vol. 7, as organizer Stephanie Gerson reports. Looks like our half-year anniversary flew by unnoticed, and Providence already arrives at our 7th PechaKucha Night on Wednesday, September 23rd. (But no worries, we definitely won’t miss the opportunity to celebrate our one year anniversary when it rolls around in March of 2010.) And as an indicator of how we’ve grown, we had four (yes, four) politicians in the crowd: the mayor of Providence David Cicilline, former Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee, member of the RI House of Representatives David Segal (who’s actually come to most PK Nights), and Providence City Councilman Seth Yurdin (who’s also come to most PK nights). As friend and Pecha Kucha regular Andy Cutler so eloquently put it, “if someone threw a grenade at PechaKucha in Providence, Providence would be ---“ Well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be a pretty site for Providence. Without intending to, many of the presentations of the night had a political, activist, or at least civic orientation. Long-time community leader Lorne Adrain talked about the importance of active and ongoing dialogue between citizens and local government, and the organization he recently co-founded with Meredith Pearson in order to cultivate just that: Citizens for a Better Providence. Physician and public health advocate Peter Klatsky discussed the over-allocation of public resources towards increasingly sophisticated medical technologies to help an elite minority versus the alleviation of treatable illnesses for the lower-income majority, with malaria as a case in point. And coordinator of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights Nathaniel Lepp presented about the topic of conspiracy theories, ending with a surprisingly soft and human message regarding the need to include all stakeholders in the recording of histories; a staple of transitional justice. Below, a few more photos from PKN Providence Vol. 7 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset. Below, a few presentation images.

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Shae Janiga

You may remember that it wasn't so long ago that Tokyo featured a presentation by an 11-year-old -- Kaden Cowan, whose presentation you can actually watch online -- and now it's Providence's turn to feature a very young presenter, Shae Janiga. Here's a report from organizer Stephanie Gerson. She was fabulous: her name is Shae Janiga and she's a 6th grader at Wyman School in Providence. She plays the piano, violin, and soccer, and Loves horseback riding. She also speaks fluent Slovak and Loves to travel. But most importantly, according to her, Shae is a great big sister to her 3 siblings. Her presentation was called "Global Soccer for All." She started by talking about how soccer has enriched her own life, e.g. by giving her the opportunity to make new friends, travel, and gain more self-confidence. Then she zoomed out to what soccer can do for countries, e.g. enabling the people of countries that have geopolitically tense relations to get along, and respect each other, on the field. (May I remind you she is 11!) But, there's one major problem. (And yes, she made us wait a whole 20 seconds on that 'problem' slide.) The problem being: that girls all over the world don't play soccer. In fact, in many countries, especially countries where women have fewer rights than men, women are actively discouraged from soccer. So how to solve this problem? Well, what she plans to do is live next year with her cousins in Slovakia, and start a girls soccer team there! (The entire audience erupts in cheer.) It was moving, thoughtful, self-aware, and well-delivered. And of course afterward, I got a slew of parents asking me if their kids could present, and we have a 10-year-old lined up for February.    You can see more photos from PKN Providence Vol. 10 in this Flickr photoset.

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Photos of Life and Family, Imagination Within the Human Rights World, and Posters Galore

Presentations Jozef Rabara shares the striking photographic work he's produced at school. As you'll see in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), he offers up a distinctive view of his family, transsexuality, and the world around him. Grace Wu is a human rights activist who works for Amnesty International, and through her presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14) she shares her journey of working in the human rights field, and shares some of the things she's learned through that work and experience. Posters Since we have so many additions to the Tumblr blog today, we've decided to highlight a few of them in our post, to make sure get to see them. Added today are the following posters: PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 (poster and web flyer), PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, PKN Jakarta Vol. 12, and PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8.  Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, there's only one event tonight (October 24), PKN Providence Vol. 43, but tomorrow is another big Thursday, with the following: PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.

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Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan

Lauryn Oates has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she speaks firmly on the ideals of human rights. In "Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Lauryn introduces us to the Afghanistan that she knows, "...for each tragedy, there is a triumph." 

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Rap Mapping and the Everyday

“We touched on the Dirty South, civil rights, regionalism, and rawness.” Professor Liz Teston speaks about her design research project that focuses on regional rap music factions. In “Rap Mapping and the Everyday” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 12 she discusses the rap culture in the Dirty South and its connection to the built environment of this locale.

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Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist

"This is a drawing of the jury passing around the murder weapon between them. It was a poignant moment of the trial."In Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist from Jackson, MS, Vol. 7, noted artist Carol Clark Hammond shares how timed studies in watercolor nudes, scenic landscapes, and not-so-still-lifes keep her talents honed as a courtroom sketch artist. Hammond must keep very practiced to maintain the pace of the courtroom and convey the atmosphere of the moment. Here she her drawings from the historic trial of Byron Beckwith for the murder of Megar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the early 1960s, leafed by her private works that keep her skills sharp. 

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City Focus: Bowling Green

We're putting this week's "City Focus" on Kentucky's Bowling Green, who's digging into a 6th instalment of PKN focused on the American Civil Rights past, present, and future. Check out their presentation archive and keep your eyes and ears peeling for their upcoming presentations!

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PechaKucha Night - SLC March 18th!

PechaKucha Night SLC and Women in Architecture are bringing together a great presenter line-up. Come experience it March 18th! View this email in your browser It's time to get your tickets! For the 3rd straight year, the Women in Architecture group has persuaded fantastic presenters to take the stage and share with us their best 20x20 PechaKucha presentations. Get a load of this group!Amanda Bordeloin - civil engineerAngela Dean - architectWomen of Design Build BluffVirginia Pearce - Utah film commissionerLauren Barros - family rights attorneyCurtis Miller - mathematician/student/wage gap researcherJen Plumb - emergency room physicianMaria Vyas - transportation plannerSofia Gorder - dancer/educator/creatorPat Bagley - editorial cartoonistEsther Gubbay - architecture studentLuisa Whittaker-Brooks - chemistWhere: The State Room (638 South State Street)When: Friday, March 18th Doors open @ 7pm Presenters start @ 8pm-10:30pmTickets $15 advance - $20 at the door


Presenter Bio: Fredy

Fredy is Congolese by nationality, but since 2014 has been in exile in Malawi.  His family values of education and service for humanity led him to dedicate his efforts to fight for a noble cause: denouncing the human rights abuses in the Congo. Since coming to Malawi Fredy has experienced life in a refugee camp.  Discouraged by the multiple legal, socio-economic, socio-cultural, and psychological bounderies that refugees are faced with, Fredy and his brother saw enormous potential in the youth at the camp and founded Salama Africa in 2014. Only two years later, Salama Africa has promoted youth who were nominated vice-champions in a national-wide dance competition, youth who won the Malawi’s Got Talent competition, and have attracted attention of American filmmakers who produced a documentary about their work. This has been a renaissance of Fredy's desire to serve, and also a fresh start for the youth who are developing their potential and living just some of their dreams. Forced, and forged, Fredy has experienced many new beginnings.

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Announcing Our Presenters for Volume 7 – September 20, 2018

  We are super excited to announce our next line up of speakers for our seventh volume of PechaKucha Night #ldnont. On Thursday, September 20 we will have FIVE super cool presenters. Here is the lineup (in no particular order yet): Megan O'Neil | Empathy on Fire Empathy on Fire is a talk about understanding empathy as a volunteer in the 2017 BC wildfires.  Harry Cosgrove | I’d Rather Be Coaching HockeyHockey is a passion in Harry’s life and he has inspired players to enjoy a sport that is as Canadian as maple syrup and back bacon. David Billson | Business is Broken: Change the ScoreAn entrepreneur faces a stark choice in building her business - build the impactful business you want or change the score? Katy Boychuk | Leading with Your Strengths, Passions, and Values to Live Life to the Fullest Bouncing from contract to contract was not Katy’s idea of a long-term career plan. Last year, she took a purposeful pause to be intentional with her next steps.  She hired a Life Coach to guide her journey, (re)branded herself, and leveraged her resources to explore a new career path. What started as a career development journey, became so much more as she discovered how to lead by her strengths, passions and values, in every aspect of her life. Robyn Schwarz | Standing 4 Choice in Southwestern OntarioAbortion has been legal in Canada for thirty years. Despite what many Canadians may think, people in our communities work tirelessly to access this normal part of reproductive health care. We will examine the barriers that still exist for Londoners looking to get an abortion. Join us at Innovation Works London at 6:20pm on Thursday, September 20. Get Your FREE Ticket Now. On the night of PechaKucha Night #ldnont vol. 7, please consider making a $1 to the PechaKucha global fund and/or bring an item for the London Food Bank. High-fives and fist bumps all around! Janic & Andrew