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Fundraiser for rebuilding Haiti at SCI-Arc on Feb. 20

As part of the effort to help rebuild Haiti, a Global PechaKucha Night will be held at SCI-Arc on Saturday, Feb. 20. The event is both a fundraiser and a presentation of ideas for addressing the challenges in the earthquake-ravaged country. The event at SCI-Arc is one of 200 being held worldwide on the same date. Funds raised will support Architecture for Humanity in its efforts to rebuild communities in Haiti.

The discussions are organized in the PechaKucha format, which calls for presentations consisting of 20 slides played for 20 seconds each, giving each speaker 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share their ideas. PechaKucha (pronounced pe-chak-cha), Japanese for "the sound of conversation," is a grassroots organization founded in 2003 in Tokyo by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein.

The event will be held in the W.M. Keck Lecture at SCI-Arc, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm. Presentations begin at 8:20 p.m.

Donations can be made at the event or online at

More information on PechaKucha and the global Haiti event can be found at

What: Haiti fundraiser

When: Saturday, Feb. 20. 7:30-10:30

Where: W.M. Keck Lecture Hall at SCI-Arc
960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles (parking lot at 350 Merrick St.)
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Admission: Free ($20 suggested donation)