"Lost in Translation: Stories About Immigration"
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? Or how it feels to learn and use a whole new language as an adult? These are the types of questions that will be explored in this special DMA Late Night edition of Dallas’s hit storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), produced by Nicole Stewart.
This event will feature seven recent American immigrants sharing their true, personal stories. Learn about why each speaker made the decision to become an American. Get the inside scoop on how difficult it is to gain U.S. citizenship, the poignancy of the moment of naturalization, and what life is like afterwards. Their journeys and voices will inspire you, surprise you, and, quite possibly, break your heart.
The theme of tonight’s Fresh Ink series doubleheader is in conjunction with the DMA’s initiative beginning in 2013 to host a U.S. naturalization ceremony annually for recent immigrants. It is our hope that they will see themselves reflected in the DMA’s global collection and feel at home here, making meaningful connections to their past, present, and future.
If you or someone you know is an American immigrant who wants to share a story at this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.