Friday, January 18, from 7-10 pm, six UK artists/musicians/designers are featured in a night of PechaKucha to benefit a children's charity. Your $20 donation gets you in, an incredible view of the city and a glass of wine... best of all, 100% of your donation goes to Vanavevhu a children's charity which provides support and advocates for child-headed households in Zimbabwe.
Venue: The residence of the British Consul General, 61st floor, Olympia Center, 161 East Chicago Ave., Chicago IL, 60611. The venue can hold 100 so places are limited.
PechaKucha: Drawing its name for the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. Devised in Tokyo in Feb 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public, it has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of citites around the world.
The Charity: Vanavevhu provides support and advocates for child-headed households in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. Incorporated in Illinois in 2007, the organization is beginning its third year of operations. Elizabeth Mhangami, the founder of Vanavevhu, was born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and moved to the US in 1999. She is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Political Science and Women’s Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies at DePaul University.
UK/Chicago: UK/Chicago is an informal collaboration of Chicago based UK artists.