Link to JTL’s Pecha Kucha, as filmed by Kenny Hinkle, LTE, 2015: (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6579326/Jacqui-Miccosukee_Rights%20of%20the%20Water.mp4)
*You Tube link if above runs too slow: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji69QSBrb4c)
When Miccosukee Tribe member, Houston Cypress, recently informed me that I needed to prepare a “Pecha Kucha” for the “Rights of Water” symposium at Love the Everglades August 22, 2015, I was amiss.
“What’s Pecha Kucha? Or was that Pechu Kuchu? Pecha, what? ” I inquired, thinking it must be a Native American term.
Houston calmly replied:
“It is Japanese for “chit-chat,” Jacqui. It consist of 20 slides in power point format that run only 20 seconds each” It keeps presentations interesting and succinct. Pecha Kuchas are now a popular format all over the world.”
“Wow, that’s cool,” I replied.” Thinking to myself, “The Miccosukee—near Miami–ahead of the game—I live in Stuart, 30 years behind the curve….Hmmm? I’ll act like I get it….”
“This should be easy.” ….I said to Houston. “20 seconds, 20 slides? Sure! Count me in!”
The weeks went by and I realized, well, I was wrong! The fast-moving slides force a familiarly and adaptability that I had never before adjusted to while speaking. Practice took on a new meaning because you really couldn’t. You just had to know your subject. “Live” became the theme.
I was terrified and realized I could not look at notes or do what I usually do when I speak, especially in an unfamiliar place. My husband, Ed watched me sweat and stumble trying to prepare. Scratching my plan altogether at least twice. He smiled just telling me to “look it over….”My slides that is…
“PechaKucha Night,” now in over 800 cities, according to their web site, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
Today I will share my attempt of a Pecha Kucha for the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon at the Miccosukee’s “Love the Everglades Conference “and the RIGHTS OF WATER 2015. Thank you to Ed for helping me prepare; thank you to videographer, activist, and friend, Kenny Hinkle, for his finesse in taping this experience. Also thank you to those whose photographs and maps I used in my presentation and help me all the time: Joh Whiticar, Dr Gary Goforth, Ed Lippisch, Sandra Thurlow, Nic Mader and the River Kidz, Julia Kelly, Sevin Bullwinkle, Val Martin, and Greg Braun. The slides are below.
Last, thank you most of all to Houston Cypress and the Miccosukee Tribe of South Florida for the opportunity to grow and to share, because from what I am learning, getting out of one’s comfort zone is where it all begins as we continue “our war” of which we too, “will never surrender” —St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon.
Pecha Kucha slides: 20×20
Pecha Kucha official website: (http://www.pechakucha.org)
What is a Pecha Kucha? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32WEzM3LFhw)
12 thoughts on “Pecha Kucha, “The Rights of Water,” Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, SLR/IRL LTE”
wonderful inspiring presentation! Maybe kenny can add the slides. it would be terrific.
That would be nice.
One more thing. Thing you much Jacqui for so bravely speaking out for our lagoon and all the residents that live in the lagoon!
Thank you Cyndi! 🙂
thank you Gary!
Great slideshow! Two little edits though. Slide number 8 is a Harry Hill/Florida Photographic Concern photo. It was taken in White City on the SLR. I know Mrs. Thurlow would like for the Hills to get credit. Also #4 is a Theodore Morris painting who did a wonderful book featuring artwork of our native Florida tribes.
Dear Brian, Thank you so much for filling that information in for me. I have gotten so much stuff over the years from my mother and in early times did not mark its source. Yes She would want me to cite the source!!! In fact not do so is considered treason! I will do right now and mark for the future. Thank you so much. Jacqui TL
Thanks for sharing your experiences and for spreading the clean water word everywhere!!!!
Thank you Mike!