PechaKucha is one of my favorite events to go to. If you have never been, I highly suggest you go. This Saturday's event is part of a global fundraiser for Japan.
“After the Haiti earthquake last year, the founders of PechaKucha Night organized a similar global fundraiser,” said local event organizer Tristan Shepherd. “With all the money that was raised for Architecture for Humanity, almost $100,000, they are now building a new school in Haiti. We are hoping to receive enough donations from this event to make a significant impact for the country of Japan.”
This Saturdays event will include speakers Mikell Stringham (Happy Birthday!) of Mondo Fine Art (previously featured on GRM) talking about her non-profit Mondo Art Project, Photographer Kim Guanzon (see House 2 post), Architect Dave Brach (of the Zevon house) among other fantastic local talents.
Making this event even more meaningful, many of the 400 cities from around the world where PechaKucha has taken hold will also be hosting events on the same date. The presentations will simultaneously stream live, and then be uploaded online to make a database of positive inspiration for Japan. Salt Lake City is proud to be one of the cities participating in this important event. Donations are accepted at the door (Brewvies is a 21-and-older venue located at 677 South 200 West) or online at http://global-day.pecha-kucha.org/. Reserve your tickets online at http://pechakucha-slc.eventbrite.com/, remaining tickets available at the door. Seating is limited to 160 guests.