Thursday, March 23, 2023

Southlake Sister Cities to Host a Free German Culture Seminar

Oktoberfest is right around the corner! Before you dawn your Dirndls and Lederhosen, join Southlake Sister Cities and guest speaker, Dr. Cindy K. Renker, to learn more about German culture and life behind the Iron Curtain.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms. There’s more to Germany than pretzels and beer! Southlake Sister Cities invites you to listen to UNT Senior Lecturer and German Program Coordinator, Dr. Renker speak about her experiences growing up in East Germany.

Dr. Renker was born and grew up in East Germany. She currently lives in McKinney and teaches German Language, literature, and film, and is a fellow for the Israeli Studies Program at the University of North Texas. Her work focuses on German fairy tales and legends, German-Jewish poets, Holocaust films, and German women writers from the 18th and 19th centuries. She also writes and publishes novels about the Cold War, WWII, and the Holocaust under her pen name C. K. McAdam. Her novel, No Man’s Land was published in September of this year, and her next book will come out in February 2023.

Traditional German food will be available for attendees to sample. Don’t miss out on this fun, educational, and free event for the Southlake Community!

Southlake Sister Cities promotes peace through cultural education and understanding. Learn more about their mission here.

Oktoberfest is Right Around the Corner: Let Southlake Sister Cities Help You Learn More About Germany

The Southlake Sister Cities organization is hosting another FREE event for the Southlake community on October 12. This time they are having a TCU associate professor come talk about Germany and its history from 1850 to present day. Come and enjoy some traditional German snacks and learn more about Germany from special guest speaker, Dr. Jeffrey D. Todd.

Dr. Todd is an Associate Professor of German and French Studies at TCU. His main scholarly interest is in German intellectual history from 1850 to the present. He is also concerned with American cultural politics past and present: in the past as it affected the German-American community; in the present as it shapes our image of and relations with European countries. Dr. Todd will address the stability of the European Union with the exit of England, as well as the immigration crisis Europe is facing today.

October 12th, 6:30 PM
3rd Floor, Southlake Town Hall,
1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX

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