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Cushi Ming (Photograph supplied)
Sara Westhead (Photograph supplied)
Ashley Aitken (Photograph supplied)

Three people from Bermuda will take part in a 24-hour global event to deliver presentations on their passions.

Cushi Ming, Sara Westhead and Ashley Aitken will represent the island in the International PechaKucha Day 2021 tomorrow.

It will be the 30th edition of the talk series for Bermuda.

A spokeswoman said: “International PechaKucha Day features passionate people from every corner of the globe coming together to share what they love.

“Black self-love, educational technology and flow arts are Bermuda’s three topics at 6pm local time, during #IPK2021 hour 20 of 24.”

PechaKucha presentations follow a format of 20 slides shown on screen for 20 seconds each, accompanied by narration.

The spokeswoman added that “super speedy 10x10 and 10x20 presentations will also be featured”.

She said: “February 20 is a special day on the ’PK’ calendar, as it’s PechaKucha Global’s birthday, and is Bermuda’s second time participating in International PechaKucha Day.

“PechaKucha Bermuda is excited to join cities in all 24 time zones and to commemorate 30 editions of broadcasting our local creativity to the world.”

Mr Ming is a life coach who aims to “empower” Black and Indigenous people and people of colour.

A spokeswoman explained: “Cushi fuses ancient spiritual and mystical principles with leading edge information, tactics, tools and practices, breathing new life to the mundane while providing clear, simple and actionable ways to help people to manifest the lives and businesses of their dreams.

“Cushi’s presentation is entitled, ’Black Self-Love, A Revolutionary Act’.”

Ms Westhead​ will present on her love for educational technology.

She is an English teacher, librarian and Head of Electives at Whitney Institute Middle School in Smith’s.

Ms Aitken​ is a performer, creator, athlete and environmentalist who will talk about her love for flow arts – a variety of movement-based disciplines that can include dance and fire-spinning.

She works part time as a delivery driver at Sargasso Sea, is self employed as a photographer, and is founder, owner and a performer at Vivid Elements, an entertainment company.

• To watch the International PechaKucha Day either register for the 24-hour Zoom webinar at pechakucha.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UdnMcnEOSsSOC6hVlfpvmQ or visit www.youtube.com/pechakuchaglobal.

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Published February 19, 2021 at 10:56 am (Updated February 19, 2021 at 10:57 am)

Bermuda to take part in Pechakucha International

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