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DATE: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015                                                                                           Patricia Parente
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BURLCO LIBRARY PRESENTS ORAL HISTORY/PHOTO-PANEL EXHIBIT SEPT. 21-Nov. 20
“Changing Worlds: Connecting Lives and Cultures through Literacy and the Arts”

 

The Burlington County Library will present “Changing Worlds: Connecting Lives and Cultures through Literacy and the Arts,” an oral history and photo-panel exhibit that will be on display at the Westampton facility from Sept. 21 through Nov. 20.

Produced by Changing Worlds, Chicago, the exhibit features six double-sided, colorful freestanding photo-panels documenting the journeys of 11 immigrant and refugee families through their stories of change, loss, cultural traditions, new beginnings, triumphs and dreams for the future. These intergenerational stories were told by families from Poland, Cambodia, Iraq, Mexico, Somalia, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Palestine, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Puerto Rico.

“Changing Worlds” will be on display in the library’s Exhibit Room, where stories about history, science and culture are shared throughout the year. The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information, call (609) 267-9660.

Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.  For more information about the organization, go to www.changingworlds.org or call (312) 421-8040.

 

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