Popular local event at Amphitheatre to focus on 'Compassion' May 14, 2014 from 6-9pm
When the St. Augustine Initiative for Compassion asked the organizers of PechaKucha St. Augustine if they might be interested in having 'Compassion' be the theme of their next event, they answered with a resounding YES! Naturally, we're delighted. We're also delighted to help you figure out how to pronounce this Japanese term for "chit chat." According to some it's pe/chahk/cha. That said - many people wind up saying pecka/koocha or they just stumble and ramble a few times and then say "PK" and --- it's okay if you use any variation on the theme too. Moving on, your next question is probably: So what is it? Worldwide, PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings taking place in over 700 cities in coffee shops, restaurants, theaters, universities, etc. For many it's simply the place where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really. Each presenter uses the PechaKucha 20x20 format which means they must show and tell about 20 images for just 20 seconds each. The presentations are fast-moving, informative, and enlivening. Some are really amazing. Here's hoping you'll be joining us to learn more about how compassion in word, thought and deed impacts the lives of those who live, work, and play in Florida's 1st official Compassionate City.