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Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Texas - Juneteenth 101 and Miss Juneteenth 27 May 2022 ( news )
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area , state Texas ( By Press Release office)
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Speaker series to feature Juneteenth 101 and a special screening of Miss Juneteenth
Lewisville Talks – City Speaker Series
continues to insight curiosity and promote meaningful conversation with its next engagement featuring Denton - based author Donald Norman - Cox , speaking about his book ,
Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts
, Thursday , June 16 , 7 p . m . , Lewisville Grand Theater , 100 N . Charles Street .
takes a closer look at the annual observance commemorating June 19 , 1865 , the day the U . S . Army came to Galveston to ensure Texans would comply with the Emancipation Proclamation . While the celebration of Juneteenth has grown in popularity in recent years , so has a wealth of legends , misinterpretations , and untruths about the holiday and its inception .
Norman - Cox debunks these commonly held beliefs in this evening’s talk , followed by a Q&A session with audience members . His book ,
, will also be available for purchase at the event .
Following the presentation , attendees are invited to stay for a screening of
, a film directed by Fort Worth - native Channing Godfrey Peoples that depicts a former beauty queen and single mom preparing her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant .
Harry Eady , founder of the Denton Black Film Festival , joins us this evening to introduce the speaker and film . This engagement will take place in the Huffines Performance Hall .
discussion begins at 7 p . m . Screening of the film
begins at 8 p . m .
This event is free to attend , but ticket reservations are encouraged at lewisvillegrand . com/tix .
Attendees are welcome to join us for both the talk and film , or just one event this evening .
Lewisville Talks - City Speaker Series
brings national influencers to Lewisville to discuss current events , trends , and ideas that can enrich our lives and create a discussion forum for the future of communities , residents , and community leaders .
The Grand is Lewisville ' s home for the arts . It presents a variety of regional and national touring performers , art exhibits , and classes , while also giving the many arts groups in the greater Lewisville area a facility to perform and display their works . Its multiple performance spaces play host to a variety of events , including live music , theater , dance performances , comedy shows , and more . The center features the 294 - seat Huffines Performance Hall , black box theater , recital hall , art gallery , and courtyard .
To reach The Grand from Interstate 35E , take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street . The Grand will be on the left . Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets , or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center .
For details about upcoming events , or rental information for the facility , please visit
LewisvilleGrand . com
or call 972 . 219 . 8446 .
This event supports the “Old Town” Big Move in the Lewisville 2025 vision plan .
The full plan can be viewed online at cityoflewisville . com/lewisville2025
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