PechaKucha Night Providence #82: Youth In Action

Announcing the first PechaKucha Night of the New Year! This month we will be returning to The Parlour for a special collaboration with Youth In Action, Inc., a nonprofit that advocates for youth and promotes youth culture in the city.

Speaking of which, this month’s theme is “action,” which can be interpreted literally, loosely, or not at all. We are still recruiting presenters for this month. If you’d like to sign up, email us at

As always, PechaKucha Night is FREE and all are welcome. We will be accepting voluntary $2 donations to help fund the global PechaKucha movement and your local chapter.

If you haven’t heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, PechaKucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Simply put: it’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds of show and tell for grown-ups. It began in Tokyo in 2003, has since spread to over 780 cities worldwide, and first landed in Providence in March of 2009. To the best of our knowledge, Providence is the only chapter in the entire world that hosts a PKN every month of the year.

Doors open at 7:20, presentations start at 8:20, and schmoozing goes down throughout.

Youth In Action (YIA) was founded in 1997 by a partnership of youth and adults. Since its beginning, youth have been integrated into all levels of decision-making, program design, and political action. YIA envisions a world where young people are at the forefront of positive social change and believes that with their natural ability to innovate, capacity to lead, and desire for positive change, that world is possible. Over the past 18 years, YIA has provided thousands of low-income teens with pathways to success through leadership development, community outreach and mentoring. Consistently YIA has demonstrated that the young people most affected by the challenges of poverty are most interested and invested in improving their education and broader communities. YIA is proud to be helping to leading youth culture in Providence!