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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Paula Wright

Family Legacy Keeper & Storyteller in Atlanta

Paula Wright's story comes to us from over 200 years in the past and through a family's photo albums, handed down through the years. This true tale sees the HIGHLY unlikely and, at the time, illegal union of two individuals and where that union lead them... Join us as Paula relates this tale, true in every regard, and learn what happens when loved is framed in black and white. 

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Ageless Interaction(s)

BY MEAGAN JAIN
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Meagan Jain shares her project, Ageless Interaction.

Everyone has a birthday therefore we all age and Meagan comes to ask the question, how will you age? Will you go kicking and fighting or will you go with the flow and fall into old age? 

Through college Meagn found that the elderly were missing out on a personal connections with other folk. She began to fill this gap by setting up a group that visited and visitied with elderly folk around the city. From that, Meagan founded Ageless Interaction. List in as she tells PKN ATL of her journey and where it has led her. 

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Advocacy through Animation

BY NEIA OMER
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

"When you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a generation."

In Advocacy through Animation from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 29,  Neia Omer tells her story. Animation is a inclusive medium when one is trying to reach a large subset of individuals. What do you do and where do you start if you know absolutely ZERO things about animation? What is your subject matter? Neia Omer's story is a personal journey, a personal goal, a family legacy, and one of animation being the key to her brand of advocacy. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 13th, 2016. 

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Changing the World, One Dinner at a Time

BY KIRA WALKER
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Might I interest you in NOT eating out once-a-month and, instead, using that money toward a collective good? Dining for Women looks to do just this, pool small funds amoungst an intimate group. These funds go on toward bigger, better initiatives all around the globe. Hear Kira Walker give us a breakdown of the program and why it resonates with her! 

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Criminal Justice -OR- Sustainability?

BY JOSHUA BYRD
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Joshua Byrd has been on a criminal justice journey his whole life. Quite a bit of it was spent on one side of that journey: US Marines, Dept. of Defense, Georgia Sheriff Deputy, Superior Court of Fulton County (GA), North Carolina Dept. of Justice, United States EPA... The man knows what he talks about when he says there is a better way to approach crime in our country and in our cities. Listen in as Joshua talks "4-D" involvement and sustainability as a road to better criminal justice pratices. 

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Paranormal as the New Normal

BY DANA ROBINSON
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Have you ever felt someone in a room without sensing them with your "five senses"? Have you felt a so-called 'vibe' from someone? Dana Robinson wagers you have and you've felt that person thanks to their electromagnetic enegery. Dana grew up in a traditional family but began to have quite untraditional feelings that lead her down the road of metaphyiscs. Listen as Dana shares her story and maybe you'll find that paranormal can be your new normal, too! 

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Atlanta Has Something to Say: Refugees Welcome

BY BEE NGUYEN
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Bee Nguyen has something to say on behalf of Atlanta: Refugees are welcome here. But, what exactly does that mean? What is involved in welcoming a family who is immigrating to the United States? Bee's family knows firsthand what that means having immigrated from Vietnam. Now, Bee is growing her Syrian family right here in ATL and she wants to tell you all about her "ice cream boo"! 

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The Exponential Growth of Emerging Technology

BY ANDREW K. STEIN
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Andrew K. Stein wants to talk about small, furry mamals that rule the world. These mamals have a linear perspective that, over the years, has given them the ability to predict linear events. Exponential growth does not play well with linear sensibilities, however! Listen as Andrew describes exponential growth and how it affects emerging technologies. 

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A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto

BY LISA PELLEGRINO
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 21, 2016

“Three R's! The waste hierarchy! It’s a hierarchy because reducing is more effective than reusing and reusing is more effective than recycling.”

In A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto from PechaKucha Night Atlanta’s 28th volume speaker Lisa Pellegrino discusses what she has learned while recovering from being a “zero-waste junky”. As part of her recovery she is ensuring that she is part of A (not THE) solution on a micro scale. Hear Lisa’s background in sustainability, where that background led her, and where she has followed that road to today… (Hint: pesto is part of it).

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, April 20th, 2016. 

 

ATLANTA Blog

How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister

 
"My sister reminds me every day why I do the work that I do, why these open, hard conversations are important, how we learn from them and how we help ourselves and others by having them"
In How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 28Jessica Caldas shares about the impact her little sister has on her and her art. Caldas is an aritist based in Atlanta and one whose work stems from challenging subject matter such as domestic abuse and sexual violence. Over the last year, Jessica's younger sister Shoshana has increasingly become an influence in Jessica's work through her openess, honesty, and challenging nautre. Jessica stood before strangers, some friends, and her sister to tell everyone of the special bond these two have and what the bond has meant for Jessica's art.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Kevin Ward

    Hailing from the Buckeye State and a wanderer at heart (add Japan, Haiti, Mexico and Honduras to the list of places traveled) I find myself here in ATL having recently moved from San Francisco. Now, I find I am providing some of the best art and independent film for the masses here in the South. I used to assist and help organize the Columbus, OH Pk Night and I'm looking forward to continuing the fun here in ATL!

  • Kyle Torok

    I ride that bike like the Devil through Hell.

  • Amanda Plumb

    I love Atlanta and I'm happy to support creative projects that bring people together -- like Pecha Kucha. And 5 years running StoryCorps Atlanta has taught me a lot about what makes a good story. I'm also a dedicated chicken mommy and I take my southern hospitality duties rather seriously.

  • Christine Job

    I’m a lawyer by education, a business development consultant and strategist by trade and music festival producer by passion (I’m not joking, I promise).I LOVE the ATL and you can find all around town. If you see me out, be sure to say hey!

  • Laura Coats

    I grew up in North Carolina, spent a few years in Tennessee, and now I'm excited to call Georgia home!