Destination America



Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Location: Horchow Auditorium at Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201 United States

“Destination America” will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday 5/16 at Horchow Auditorium in the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201.  $5 self-parking is available underground in the DMA garage or park free at a meter on Ross.  Tickets are $35 (public), $30 (DMA Partner), and $15 (student). Tickets can be purchased online via TicketLeap or via phone at (214) 922-1818.


Ghazwan Altaie
Cecilia Lazcano
Linh Matthews
Francisco Moreno
Basil Sideris
Peter Thiong
Zarni White


Oral Fixation is honored to present a Dallas Museum of Art organized event on Saturday May 16th at 7:30pm in Horchow Auditorium, part of the Museum’s Arts & Letters Live series, entitled “Destination America.” Every day we interact with men and women who have traveled far from home to make new lives in America. Ever wonder what it was that instigated such a major life change? Or what it was like growing up in another country? These are the types of questions that will be explored in this special edition of Dallas’s hit storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), produced by Nicole Stewart. The storytellers’ journeys and voices will inspire you, surprise you, and, quite possibly, break your heart.

In partnership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestras inaugural SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival, Stewart will collaborate in chronicling the immigrant experience with Texas-born multimedia artist Monte Laster, who has been producing socially conscious work outside Paris for the last twenty years. Thanks to Big Thought, renowned Oak Cliff acoustic youth guitar outfit La Rondalla will perform throughout the evening.

Meet Ghazwan Altaie, an Iraqi humanitarian who recently moved to Dallas after spending 10 years as a refugee in Jordan, Cecilia Lazcano who after developing anxiety in reaction to the economic crisis in Mexico City received a full scholarship to complete her Masters in Dallas, Vietnamese-born Linh Matthews who at age seven boarded a pirate ship then floated on a raft to a refugee camp in Thailand before making her home in Highland Park, Mexican-born Francisco Moreno who will share how he has confronted his identity as an American immigrant through his work as a visual artist, Basil Sideris who was forced to flee his hometown of Tripoli during WWII to forage for food in rural Greece, Burmese immigrant Zarni White who shares insight into life in a military state, and Peter Thiong, a former Lost Boy of Sudan who was forced to flee his home at age 12 and endure brutal life in a refugee camp in Kenya for a decade before making his home in Dallas. These breathtaking stories are not to be missed.



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