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Cultural Affairs Welcomes Bangladeshi-American Storyteller

Students and friends of the College enjoyed the stories of professional storyteller Arif Choudhury at Trinity’s annual storytelling event on February 3 in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre.

Choudhury, a Bangladeshi-American, explores how the various family names, nicknames, labels, and slurs/epithets he has been given throughout his life have left an imprint on him and have shaped who he is and how he sees himself.

StudentsLeanne Koetje ’10 of Grand Rapids, Michigan, joined others in a storytelling workshop Choudhury led prior to the evening performance.

“Arif allowed us to collaborate and share our stories with someone else in the room,” said Koetje. “This allowed me to get to know someone I was not well acquainted with and who has a different cultural background and approach to life than I do.”

The event was sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee.


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