The Great Quad Cities Listen
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The Great Quad Cities Listen

Your Story Matters

Sharing Our Stories

For nearly two centuries Quad Citizens have come here from all over the world and from all walks of life. The Great Quad Cities Listen is an attempt to collect and share all of our many diverse stories. By sharing our stories with one another, we hope to not only gain in civic pride, but more than this build connections and create a more compassionate Quad Cities.

All interview sessions will require two participants: an interviewer and an interviewee. While it is very normal for these sessions to be conversational, at least one participant should spend some time preparing some questions for their partner. StoryCorps has a great tool available to help prepare for your session here

These stories will be shared with StoryCorps and archived in the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.



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We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.
— StoryCorps