Pecha Kucha 2015

Pecha Kucha 2015

Pic: Irish Architecture Foundation

Get down to The Grand Social for a fascinating evening of talks, as the Irish Architecture Foundation and Totally Dublin present Pecha Kucha 2015!

Pecha Kucha will be bringing you a night of talks with a difference: each speaker is only allowed 20 images, and each one of those images can only be displayed for 20 seconds.

The presentations will cover many subjects including equality, biodiversity, cycling cities and community building. Speakers on the night will include:

Colm O’Gorman
Colm is the director of Amnesty International Ireland and founder of One in Four, a group which gives support to the men and women who have experienced sexual abuse during childhood. Through the use of psychotherapy, advocacy and prevention services, One in Four aims to reduce the incidence of childhood sexual abuse, which research shows currently stands at 27% of the population. As director of Amnesty International Ireland, Colm’s current focus is the Yes campaign for the upcoming Marriage Referendum. At the launch of the campaign, he remarked that “May 22 will be an historic date. It is a day when we all, as Irish people, have a chance to stand for a Republic of equals. A day when we can more fully realise equality for all of our people… Love does not discriminate, and neither should our laws.”

Rosie O’Reilly
Rosie is the creative director of Re-Dress, a group dedicated to achieving sustainability in the fashion sector, ensuring best practices which respect human rights and take account of the planet’s natural resources. They do this through initiatives such as Better Fashion Week, the Clean Clothes Campaign and design label We Are Islanders, with which Rosie is also a designer.

Broden Giambrone
Broden has worked with the trans communities in Ireland and Canada for over ten years and is currently the Chief Executive of Transgender Equality Network Ireland. TENI advocates for the equal rights of transgender people and their families. Ireland is the only EU member state which has no provision for gender recognition legislation, but the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 has been published and will be debated in the Oireachtas. If passed, the bill would formally recognise Ireland’s transgender and intersex population.

The talks begin at 7pm tomorrow in The Grand Social, and tickets can be purchased on the door for €5.

By Aimée Mac Leod

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