Pecha Kucha Breakfast

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PechaKucha was devised in Tokyo in February 2003. Drawing its name from 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. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
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  • My father, a geologist, is fond of saying that my study of the social sciences does not have sufficient scope or breadth because from our human perspective and action change takes such a long time. But change does happen, and the New Hampshire of 1823 is a very different place than the NH we now know. Back in 1823, there were approximately 250,000 people and 83 Prisoners in the corrections system. We’re now looking at 1.3 million and 2,500.
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