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Event to focus on stories of Quakertown

The TWU Community is invited to the Quakertown Stories Student Showcase & Town Hall Saturday, April 30, at Quakertown Park in Denton. The event is free and open to the public.

The event, scheduled 1-5 p.m. at the Denton Senior Center, is the culmination of the Quakertown Stories project, an experiential learning initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This past year, TWU students from a variety of disciplines have been learning about Quakertown and producing scholarly presentations, multimodal compositions, vocal performances, social practice art projects, and movement workshops inspired by the stories of former residents of Quakertown.

The event includes a Student Showcase, scheduled 1-3 p.m. TWU students will share their research and performances and lead a workshop. The showcase will feature student exhibits from across the College of Arts and Sciences and performances by TWU Dance, Music, and Theatre students.

A student-led Town Hall Discussion from 3-4 p.m. will bring together local policymakers, the TWU and the larger Denton communities to engage in dialogue about the history of Quakertown and pathways for addressing its impact on community members today.

The event will conclude with a food celebration from 4 to 5 p.m.

Visit quakertownstories.org for more information.