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JJ Lee

Essayist & fashion writer in New Westminster

Disaster Everted

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2013
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 3

JJ Lee tells us a hilarious story of asteroid Q47, the trials of parenting and the power of the real superheroes in his family. 

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Oblique Metaphors for Disaster

BY JON LANGFORD
@ VOL 12 ON DEC 01, 2009

Jon Langford sings about Wales for Haiti. Take it away John - in the finest PechaKucha tradition, the presentation has its own mini beer break! Jon Langford

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Responsible Fatherhood

BY SHAWN GARDNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Author and father of four Shawn Gardner works with 2NOT1, an organization focused on emphasizing the importance of fathers in the family unit. Through this organization he is trying to change the lives of children for the better by encouraging fathers to take responsibility for their kids' upbringing.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 7, 2013.

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Parenting & Social Media

BY ROSE BIANCHINI
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 27, 2013

Rose Bianchini highlights the dangers and consequences when it comes to involving your child in today's, brisk, unforgiving forms of social media. 

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Photohoku 2.0

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

“We gave out over 1000 albums and 10,000 portraits. We’ve involved 300 volunteers and 1000+ supporters. ”

In Photohoku 2.0, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 116, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on their family photo album re-buidling project, Photohoku. This effort was founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011 and aims to make new photos of families affected by disaster. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2014 and on March 19, 2016. 

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A Different Kind of Normal

BY MICHELLE SUTTON
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

How being a parent to Autistic children has changed her as a person and why she writes about it. Compelling communication. Follow Michelle Sutton's blog here:

http://michellesuttonwrites.blogspot.com.au/p/about-michelle.html

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Heroism, Honeymoon, Disillusionment: Four Stages of Psychological Response to a Disaster

BY LUCY-JANE WALSH
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Digital archivist Lucy Jane Walsh uses images from the Canterbury Eartqhuake Digital Archive- CEISMIC, to visually guide through the 4 stage psychological responses to a disaster 

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 30th, 2017. 

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Parenting through Cinema

BY JOEL WILSON
@ VOL 13 ON APR 20, 2016

Joel Wilson is a Birmingham-based filmmaker who has a very specific list of movies to watch with his daughter as she grows up which he calls Parenting through Cinema.

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It Won't Happen Here, Right?

BY SIOUX CAMPBELL
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Sioux Campbell lives in Cairns, Australia, an area prone to cyclones, flooding, mud slides, etc.  She knows all about natural disaster!  Her job is to train communities in how to prepare for, and what to do in case of natural disaster.  Sioux uses creativity, humour and cold hard science to spread her message of 'Be Prepared'.