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24 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 10

PechaKucha Silver Spring: Volume X is a special milestone for us. We’ve talked about several complex topics, and this time, we’re going to wind down the year by talking about women. 2017 was a big year for women in America, after all. And not only women, but the full spectrum of how women’s issues were represented in our politics, media, sports, education systems and societal institutions. Ani DiFranco alluded to this spectrum in her song, “32 Flavors”: “I am a poster girl with no poster...I am thirty-two flavors and then some...I'm beyond your peripheral vision...so you might want to turn your head.”

2017 started with the Women's March. Pussy hats. Melissa McCarthy played Sean Spicer. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced, which gave rise to the now common quote ‘nevertheless, she persisted’. The number of missing girls in this area finally attracted attention. MTV removed gendered categories from the VMA’s and their MTV Movie & TV Awards, where Emma Watson won best Actor. Rep. Maxine Waters let us all know she was “reclaiming my time”. Wonder Woman. The first transgender man had a baby. Octavia Spencer played God (in the movie The Shack). A Google employee was fired for perpetuating gender stereotypes. Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville. And the list goes on of women and women-related issues in the news. While all this has been going on, you’ve been having your own experience. Let’s talk about it.

Video of 32 Flavors:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVg7mtgEqGY

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What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7-9PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.

Sponsored by:

Third Space Wellness

Denizens Brewing Co

Best parking option: 

Town Square Garage 61 Free after 7PM

Wayne Avenue Garage 60 Free after 7PM

We do, however, encourage you to walk, bicycle, take public transit or carpool. Or rollerblade.

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Featured Presentation

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Peter Tantisunthorn

Marketing, Silver Spring Inc in Silver Spring

"What's gonna be the myth from our generation? Whats gonna be our legacy? I really hope it's not Game of Thrones, cuz that'll be weird, but only time can tell."

In "A Myth in the Making" from PechaKucha Night Silver Spring Vol. 7, Pete Tantisunthorn describes that we typically look at myths from a historical perspective but myths, however, are being made everyday. He takes a look at myths we may be making for future generations in our current media, specifically in comic books.

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Opioid Overdoses: A View from the ED

BY ZACH HETTINGER
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Zach Hettinger is an attending physician at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Medical Director of National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and an assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown Univeristy. That's a serios resume. Listen to his presentation on opioid overdoses from the emergency room.

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GPCRs: The Real Gateway Drug

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Eric Refsland is a scientist and a damn good one! He works at NIH in infectious diseases. As such, he works with proteins and how drugs can potentially effect them. Listen to his presentation about the proteins called GPCRs, which are at the center of drug development.

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Medical Cannabis in Maryland

BY DEBBY MIRAN
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Medical marijuana is legal in Maryland as of 2014. Debby Miran has vast experience in drafting policy around medical marijuana. Listen to her presentation on medical cannabis in Maryland from the leglislation to the benefits and treatment.

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Growing up with Crack Addiction

BY C.J. PYLE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Some presentations are overwhelmingly personal. Cynthia Pyle shares one of those presentations. Growing up, her mother was addicted to crack, and she shares her story of how that shaped her life.

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The Real and Mythical Weird Japan

BY LINDA LOMBARDI
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

When the typical American thinks about Japan, apparently they imagine a wacky place full of robot dogs and guys in Hello Kitty suits reading pornogrphic comics on the subway. Linda Lombardi dispels these myths of Japanese culture, but shares some other interesting and strange myths from Japanese culture.

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The Myth of the Myth

BY MATTHEW REGAN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

Matthew Regan is a historian of ideas. He looks at the way ideas come up, the way they change and tries to see what they can tell us about the past and the present. Matthew shares a wide range of myths from across the globe and how they influence the world.

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The Dreamcatcher & Myths of Authenticity

BY CHRISTY BATTA
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

Dreamcatchers are a strongly tied to Native American culture. Popoular culture has made them a staple of souvenirs and "authentic" memorabilia representative of Native Americans. Christy Batta talks about the reality of authenticty as it is tied to Native American culture and art.

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Cuba: A Myth Promulgated by Propaganda and Politics

BY REEMBERTO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

The curtain to Cuba is slowly being drawn away. For decades, Cuba has had an allure to Americans not necessarily grounded in reality. Proud Cuban, Reemberto Rodriguez, share his love for his mother country, while also exposing the reality behind the myths.

 

SILVER SPRING Blog

A Myth in the Making


"What's gonna be the myth from our generation? Whats gonna be our legacy? I really hope it's not Game of Thrones, cuz that'll be weird, but only time can tell."
In "
A Myth in the Making" from PechaKucha Night Silver Springs Vol. 7Pete Tantisunthorn describes that we typically look at myths from a historical perspective but myths, however, are being made everyday. He takes a look at myths we may be making for future generations in our current media, specifically in comic books.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Peter Tantisunthorn

    I'm a Marketer with 10 years of experience working in house with e-commerce, and SMBs through an agency. I'm cuckoo for brand, content strategy and integrating on- and offline campaigns. I love dogs, loathe cats, and find catharsis when rain imitates them.