HCC's PechaKucha Night is 'Inspired by Art'
Heights Community Congress (HCC) joined the PechaKucha phenomenon last October, when dozens attended its Telling Your Story event. A group of speakers—professionals in a variety of fields—shared diverse stories in presentations that lasted just six minutes and 40 seconds apiece. Between presentations, audience members asked lots of questions, engaged in conversations and made connections.
Building on the success of that event, HCC will host its second PechaKucha Night, Inspired by Art, on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road. Three local speakers will make use of this informative and entertaining approach to explore the ways art brings us together.
PechaKucha is a style of presentation in which a speaker uses 20 slides, each one on screen for 20 seconds, to illustrate a talk. The format was created in 2003 by two Tokyo architects who had grown weary of sitting through long and boring presentations. It caught on, and there are now hundreds of PechaKucha Nights held around the world every year. Regardless of whether they’ve attended a PechaKucha event in the past, those attending the March 10 event will pick up interesting information from the speakers—and maybe even learn the correct pronunciation of “PechaKucha”!
HCC is holding these PechaKucha Nights to build community. The format provides a vehicle for community members to get to know one another, discover common interests, learn something new, share perspectives and gain a deeper appreciation of our community’s diversity.
The event is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Prospective attendees are asked to register by calling 216-321-6775, sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.heightscongress.org.
Pam Wetherill is a volunteer for Heights Community Congress and serves on its fair housing committee. She is a resident of University Heights.