ST JOSEPH Search Results: “Family”

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Making Life Happen; the rebuilding of Benton Harbor

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"How do we go from living in circumstance to living in choice? How do we rebuild our city with heart, with resiliance?"

Jerry Price
 remembers his family moving from Brooklyn to Benton Harbor Michigan in 1969 hoping to find more opportunity. Jerry's story recounts the change that happened after he went away to college and came back in 2003. 


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07.13.08 - Here's What Happened...

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Family is a big deal to Stefany Holland; so is letting people know how drunk driving can affect all human beings and their loved ones. One in every three people will be in some sort of drunk driving accident in their life time, and most alcohol-related car accidents that occur happen to only one car. On July 13, 2008, her family was directly affected by these very real statistics. The drunk-driving accident brought her family closer together, proving that when we pull together with our families, it makes stronger. Stefany has been passionate about sharing this story so that people can understand the real impact that drunk-driving has on us.


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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”

In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.

All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April, 27th, 2016.

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Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Erik Youngquist is the owner of Purely Michigan, a retail store in the tourist beach town of St. Joseph, Michigan. In this PK, Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale, Erik will be talking about opening that store and having no idea what to stock it with! Not until his wife found some old frosted Michigan glassware, and he knew at that point he must chase his 'whale' no matter how many good or bad memories that may entail. 

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Inheriting a Donkey Rescue Farm

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Joann Sprayberry will be talking about the emotional ups and downs of an unexpected adventure placed in her lap - a donkey rescue farm.

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Building Kids up by Building with Kids

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 23, 2017

“The most important architectural lessons I teach can be traced back to my family, and to the family restaurant.”

In “Building with Kids to Build Kids Up,” from Pecha Kucha night Saint Joseph/Benton Harbor, vol. 8, Associate Professor at Andrews University, Mark Moreno explains the Renaissance Kids Architecture Camp, how it came to be, and what he wants to be when he grows up.” He founded and runs the camp at Andrews’ School of Architecture and Interior Design.

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India: An Incredible Heritage

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

Meeta Kedia discusses why India is an Incredible Heritage in this PK talk that covers topics of family, arranged marriage and Indian customs. "There is never a concept of a babysitter or day care. Since many people stay under the same roof, you have somebody or the other to take care of your child and there is NEVER a day you don't get a home cooked food."

Meeta is a guest artist at the Krasl Art Center and also works as a substitute teacher in Edustaff. She is a committee member and  Treasurer at Southwest Michigan India Association, a non-profit organisation based in Saint Joseph, Michigan. She is also the founder and Director at MA Universal Corp Inc,USA, a consultancy organisation.

Meeta holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration & Commerce, an Associate Member  of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI), a professional degree related to company law matters. Having interest in gems and stones, she also has a certified from The Gemological Institute of America(GIA).

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Family Boatbuilding, Getting Kids on the Water with Their Own Hands

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Tom Hurst has been a woodworking and natural resources teacher for a good long while. He has built and guided the creation of many items of furniture, art pieces, toys, buildings and of course boats. He has built sailboats, canoes and sea kayaks with audiences from children to seniors both locally and around the US. Over 100 canoes and kayaks grace our local waters that were built in his shops. Family boatbuilding is still his favorite. It is a project to draw together people and get them on the water. A natural teacher with a love of sharing the outdoors and practical skills, He has a passion for hands-on experiential education.

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I could Have Been a Mother

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

A Michigan farm boy, Scott Gane studied health science, criminal justice and fire science at Grand Valley State College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  He has some fantastic stories from his years corralling college students and delivering babies as a Firefighter/Paramedic/Police Officer.  He is a very busy guy owning and operating three businesses as well as running a company on the east side of the state.  Scott is laid back (tired) but is not all business.  He has a creative side screaming to get out and often does thru his photography, but who knew he could write too.


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Mother Ffffeminist

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Kim Jorgensen Gane is a local producer and co-director of the national live storytelling show called Listen to Your Mother. Kim is a writer and a Realtor® and she recently ran for public office.

She and her husband Scott have raised a generation of girls to married adulthood, and they are now raising two high school-aged boys, one of whom is their nephew.

Mother Ffffeminist, she’s got a lot to say about motherhood, marriage, what feminism really means, and how the sexes can come together to heal the divides in our current hyper-sexualized political and social climate. You don’t have to agree, but you really should hear her answers to questions like, “why did women march on January 21st?” You might just discover that we’re really not as far apart as the “sides” want us to believe.



SITEWIDE Search Results: “Family”

Dr. Tomas Kaiser
Doctor, Family Medical Centre in Algarve
Unlearning Lucio Anna e Gaia
Travellers, Unlearner in Genova
Adelaide Family Lawyers
Lawyers in Adelaide


Wakefield @ The Hepworth Wakefield
Sep 19, 2013


Brisbane @ State Library of Queensland
Jul 11, 2013


Sacramento @ Hot Italian
Jun 06, 2014


Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Sep 14, 2014


Taos @ TCA - Taos Center for the Arts
Sep 28, 2014


Jakarta @ Es Teler77 Resto
Mar 12, 2015


La Conner
Feb 20, 2015


Winnipeg @ The Park Theater and Movie Cafe
Sep 23, 2015


Galashiels @ Mac Arts
Aug 31, 2016


Shymkent @ Youth Resource Center
Oct 21, 2017

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Dogs Dogs Dogs

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross! 

Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.

If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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Three Cups of Tea

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Emma Exley traces the history of Africa's last colony, the Western Sahara, located on the continent's northern coast. Through images of traditional Sahrawi architecture and culture, we learn about the challenges of desert living, and how something as small as a cup of tea has massive significance in the every day life of the Sahrawi people. 

Emma Exley is a creative designer, former art educator, and diving enthusiast. After first discovering PechaKucha Night in Chicago in 2007, it was only a matter of time before she founded the Brooklyn chapter in 2014.


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My life as a Side Hustler

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

A blender of ideas and roles, Judy Chang is a data storyteller by day and life coach by night. Her talk explores how her outlook on life changed when she decided there was more than one way to answer the question “what do I want to be when I grow up”?

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A Journey in Hats

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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The Power of Radio

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.

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Flyer for PKN Cardiff Vol. 3

Another PechaKucha Night set for October 7, this time it's Cardiff's Vol. 3, which will be held at Chapter. The list of presenters with links appears on the official event page, but we also include in this post the names of the presentations. The flyer was designed by Adam Bourne of Brain Multi Media. The line-up for PKN Cardiff Vol. 3: Prof. Richard Weston, "Ammonites to digital delight." Richard Huw Morgan, "Croeso i Gymry/u Fwyaf!" Ric Bower, "Did you ever Start Something." Guto Evans, "Brand shit." Corinne Thompson, "Flutterbugs - My creative journey." Theo Humphries, "Crapestry." Dr. Ben Evans, "Bloodhound, 1,000mph car." Orkid Studio, "Orkid Studio: Shelter for the Soul." Huw James, "Science and sport - A relationship of two halves." Jon Chase, "Life - An autobiography."

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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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Pecha Kucha 18: Mosquito-Free Family Fun

Join us at 6:30, Thursday June 27th for Pecha Kucha in Bemidji! Doors open at 6pm at the Sanford Center, Gate 4. Come early to check out the artist showcase! Pecha Kucha is, as always, free and family-friendly.  Speakers: Jill Bitker John Centko, MC Tove Dahl Kirby Harmon Scott Merschman Jennifer Sanford Lauralee Tupa The artist showcase will feature Christina Thorne and more! Drinks are available for purchase. Pecha Kucha is a free, family-friendly community event. We're excited to see you there!

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I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive

Are you willing to be caught in the middle of making something you care about? (even if it's awful?) Matt Candler discusses what he does for fun: building electric motorcycles. In "I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive" from PKN New Orleans Vol. 13 he speaks about justifying his hobby to his wife and loved ones, learning to love the process of failing 20 times, and the inexplicable pleasure of finally getting it right.

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The Night I Saw a Sloth Explode

"We are 'Travel Collectors'. We don't collet things so much as ideas and knowledge of the places we go." In "The Night I Saw a Sloth Explode" from PechaKucha Night Westport Vol. 1, self-proclaimed tech geek and globetrotting mom, Mary Luvera shares the story that she collected with her family on a recent trip to Costa Rica. While researching Costa Rica and plans for what to do there, the family became captivated by sloths which would become one of the trip's main focus ...and eventual highlight (no pun intended.) Mary shares some fascinating facts and mysteries the discovered along the way about sloths, and the story of the night in Costa Rica when she and her family saw one exploded.


Volume #18 Presenters Announced

The science of ski design and the precarious future of Funafuti highlight February PK NIght Bozeman ski-maker Eric Newman will talk about the fascinating science of ski design and Marjorie Smith will inform us of the precarious future of Funafuti, the capital of the world’s fourth smallest nation Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11 at the next PechaKucha Night at the Ellen Theatre. Actor, director and Bozeman personality Cara Wilder will emcee. The always-eclectic group of presenters also includes Michael Koster who will dispel the notion that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks in his presentation about advances in neuroplasticity, and Randy Carpenter who will present on “Gallatin Valley’s Future: How We Grow Will Make All the Difference.” Ryan Cassavaugh and Keith Suta will offer complementary presentations on the history of radio drama and real, live radio drama here in Bozeman. Renn Meuwissen will offer a very humorous look at “Monte Python and the Holy Coconut” and Tom Hayes will give us an inside look at the Big Sky Wind Drinkers. On a more serious, but also inspiring topic, Becky Franks, who runs a local cancer support group and Linda Wortman, a former flight attendant, lung cancer survivor and early advocate against smoking on airlines, will talk about what keeps them going in the face of great challenges.  Finally, filmmaker Daniel Glick will talk about he risked everything to make a documentary that changed his life.  All presentations will be featured both nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds! Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.

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PKN People: The Vogel Family

The PechaKucha People Spotlight stays 'All in the Family' this week as we turn to the Vogels, Holger, Melanie, and their son Julian, whose PechaKucha Nights inspire the City of Bonn, just as they inspired the global community at last month's Pow Wow Organizer Meetup in Tokyo. While mom and dad stay focused on organizing one of Germany's top PKN, (in addition to its biggest career fair for women), Julian stays busy as the house DJ and the team treasurer. Way to go Family!  

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PKN 4 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support!  The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane.  Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.

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PechaKucha at Allpress Roastery .... Something's Brewing

  Get your by donation tickets here.   PechaKucha are proud to be hosting the next London PechaKucha Night Vol. 17 “Something’s Brewing” . This one is in collaboration with Allpress which is a​ business that not only employs a great bunch of people, but which also produces something that Londoners hold close to their hearts (quite literally if it is a chilly London morning as you speed your way to the Tube station to get amongst that warm tube air) – delicious coffee! Allpress was established in New Zealand in 1986 and has taken over the world, with their coffee now stocked in over 1,400 cafes globally. ​ ​ Allpress are kindly opening the doors of their Dalston E​8​ Allpress Roastery and Café after-hours in order to host Vol. 17 on Thursday 9 November 2017.We are inviting guests to come join in the fun on Thursday 9 November (1830 - 2100) to hear a great line up of speakers give their version of a PechaKucha (short 6.5 minutes long talks) on the theme “Something’s Brewing”.Tickets for this event are by donation and that donation will be given to the PechaKucha Global fund, which supports the team in Tokyo to ensure the wonderful world of PechaKucha can continue.   The wonderful line up of speakers includes...  Peter Harris / Professor, Designer, Journalist, Creator of the Steam Punk Coffee Machine / / Kitty Lam / Designer, producing a book of stories about the Great British ice cream industry / / / Paul Jenkins / Designer, Founder & Creative Director of Triple Double Studio /  Vytautas Jankauskas / Designer and researcher, Superflux in London United Kingdom / Twitter: @veetautas / Liza Fior / Director at muf architecture art / / Hew Leith /Creator of A.I Beer (Artificially intelligent Beer) / / Rob McInerney / Intelligent Layer Founder / / Gaye Soykok / Innovation & Technology Specialist / Maitre D' in House of Dadabit / /