MCC Lecture Series Presents: Pecha Kucha Night: A Celebration of stories

Muskegon Community College Lecture Series continues Thursday, January 25th, 2024, at 6:00 PM with “Pecha Kucha.”

A Japanese term meaning “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha is a storytelling format where presenters share their narratives through 20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds. This rapid-paced presentation style encourages speakers to “talk less,” and “show more,” fostering a more concise and impactful way of sharing one’s story.

Originally conceived in Tokyo in 2003 by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, Pecha Kucha Nights were originally designed as a platform for young artists to showcase their work, exchange ideas, and build a creative community. Over the years, this concept has transcended the design field, evolving into a global phenomenon embraced by various disciplines.

The event will feature a lineup of 9 distinguished speakers, including MCC President, Dr. John Selmon, as well as a wide array of MCC faculty from art, anthropology, nursing, English, and theater, and community members discussing public art, childbirth, and a just society who will share insights into their journeys and experiences.

The event is free and open to the public.

What: MCC Lecture Series presents “Pecha Kucha”

When: Thursday, January 25th, 20246:00 PM

Where: Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Theater, 221 S. Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI

Noted Speakers:

  • John Selmon “My Journey to the Presidency”
  • LeeAnn Frame “Finding My Voice in Nature”
  • Judy Hayner “Why Public Art and Why Now?”
  • Sean Colcleasure “It’s Not Just for English: The Use of Graphic Novels in Higher Education”
  • LeeAnn Lawie “Natural Birth Chit Chat”
  • Allyson Paris “Take My Breath Away: A Lung Journey”
  • Poppy Sias-Hernandez “words and numbers”
  • Evin Rodkey “Conceptual Continuity”
  • Yolanda Buris “My Acceptance into Embracing Life’s Journey”