Plum Health + PechaKucha Recap

On December 8th, 2016 we participated in the PechaKucha Detroit event at the Eastern in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Detroit. The idea of PechaKucha, or Chit-Chat in Japanese, is that each presenter can show 20 slides at 20 seconds a piece, or each presenter has 6 minutes and 40 seconds to get the point across in a visually interesting way.

We were invited to speak and discuss Direct Primary Care and the work that we are doing with Plum Health DPC. It was a great, well-attended event with 10 dynamic speakers, each discussing interesting and relevant subjects:

Martha Potere of the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation presented a spaghetti Western classification system for signs in Detroit, i.e. the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. David Clements of David Clements Productions highlighted the rich textures of Gospel Quartets in the City of Detroit. Aaron Jones, an architect, discussed his work in the context of the city, more found here. Leslie Tom is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Charels H. Wright Museum and she highlighted the work that she's doing on that front. Mikayla Cutlip, a Challenge Detroit Fellow, discussed the history of Michigan Avenue and the work that she did with the Open Streets Detroit event in September/October of this year. Bailey Sisoy Isgro, a local historian, discussed the history of Rosie the Riveter. Bailey runs the Detroit History Tours company and is very knowledgable about our region's history. Gracie Xavier of Hatian origin discussed the immigrant experience and using the arts as a part of her toolbox to add value to the community. Rita Patel, the executive director of the Michigan Wellness Council, discussed using writing and drawing as a way of mapping emotions. Finally, Samira Guyot, originally from Madison, WI discussed the importance of parades, her involvement in the Marche du Nain Rouge and her dream of bringing a Bubble Mobile to Detroit. 

Special thanks to the MC Tracy Sweeney of Harley Ellis Devereaux and Dean Zoyes of Dean Zoyes Creative for organizing the event!

Here's our video from the event, and below are a few images from the event.

Thanks for reading!

- Paul Thomas, MD