American Odyssey:
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    American Odyssey: True tales about hospitality, homecomings & plunging into uncharted waters

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    Lutheran Church of the Reformation

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    Good Neighbor: Capitol Hill is teaming up with Story District to present a night of true stories by and about DC's diverse refugee population. The premier performance of American Odyssey: True tales about hospitality, homecomings & plunging into uncharted waters will take place on August 10, 2017 at Lutheran Church of the Reformation.

    Meet the Cast of American Odyssey

    After 60 years of defying the anti-segregation laws, the black high school and white high school in Linda Cameron's home town of Cleveland, Miss., were ordered to desegregate.

    Leo Solano left his home at age seven to join his parents in the U.S. who had left him with his grandparents.

    As a little girl in a small town in Southern China, Dottie Li and her family surreptitiously and at great risk listened to Voice of America. At age seven she decided she wanted to be a VOA broadcaster.

    Davine Ker shares the story of her family's flight from their comfortable life in Cambodia to Canada and then to the U.S by bicycle.

    Vicar Katie Osweiler shares a story about how it’s way more exciting to wait for a refugee family to arrive than for Jesus to be born.

    Julie Scofield tell about being part of the transportation committee to help with getting a refugee settled.



    Story District's mission is to promote excellence and cultivate new talent in storytelling in the Washington, DC, area through its live performances, coaching, classes, and ongoing support of storytellers. By showcasing diverse perspectives and life experiences, our stories entertain, enrich an understanding of the world, promote compassion, and highlight our shared humanity.     

    Story District has been called the "gold standard" in storytelling by the Washington Post, and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor's Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts and again in 2016 for Excellence in the Arts.


    Good Neighbor: Capitol Hill is a group of Capitol Hill religious communities working together to welcome and support refugees to the greater DC area. They are trained by Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area and assist the refugee families with housing, food, transportation and employment.