Public is invited to attend listening session for a radio documentary project featuring south Rome‚ Georgia

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 24‚ 2007) — A free public listening session for the south Rome…

Georgia (May 24, 2007) — Public is invited to attend listening session for a radio documentary project featuring south Rome‚ Georgia

Stacey Moore

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Contact: Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison
770−423−6203
fharris4@kennesaw.edu

Writer: Stacey Moore‚ 770−423−6343 or smoore66@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 24‚ 2007) — A free public listening session for the south Rome portion of the radio documentary project‚ “Taking Place: A Community Examination of its Place‚” will be held May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lovejoy Baptist Church Life Center in Rome‚ Ga. The church is located at 436 Branham Avenue.

Sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council and by Kennesaw State University’s Department of History and Philosophy‚ American Studies Program‚ and its Keeping and Creating American Communities Project‚ the listening session will feature a series of short radio documentaries about community‚ place and change in south Rome‚ located in Floyd County. The documentaries were produced by LeeAnn Lands‚ associate professor of History at Kennesaw State University‚ to examine how place and community are made and experienced in northwest Georgia. Following the session‚ guests will be invited to share their own stories and recollections of south Rome.

For more information about the listening sessions or the “Taking Place” program‚ contact LeeAnn Lands at 770−499−3437 or llands@kennesaw.edu. Visit the project Web site at www.taking−place.org.

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