Public invited to attend
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College Student Life and TRIO Student Support Services are hosting Soup & Stories programs on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 6 in the R.H. Stephens Room on the college’s Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Rd. The programs are designed to foster learning and conversation about cultures and identity.
“They Call Me Q” – Nov. 1, 1-3 p.m.: “They Call Me Q” is written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani. She portrays 13 characters in 60 minutes as she shares a story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between cultural pressure and acceptance into the American culture. The performance speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.
Native American Heritage Month: Literature and Conversation – Nov. 6, noon-2 p.m.: Sheila Walk from the Springfield Area Arts Council will be reading an excerpt from the book, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” She will be accompanied by David Tell playing the Native American flute.
Lunch is provided. The events are free to LLCC students; there is a $3 fee for community members for the lunch.