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Fellow Travelers, the journey: A Community Conversation in Collaboration with Miami Beach Pride and MDPL
Art Deco Museum
April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
6:30 PM Welcome Bubbles sponsored by Freixenet, 7:00 PM program starts
Fellow Travelers, the journey. Community Conversation In collaboration with Art Deco Museum, Miami Beach Pride, and SAVE Foundation.
We are all fellow travelers, forming bonds of empathy across community groups supporting our basic human wants and needs. All of our relationships are established through a cultural and historical lens. Personal stories focus as we explore history as a reference point for forming and creating our relationships. Key community stakeholders compare experiences from their reality to the opera fiction, lives from 1950 when young journalist Timothy Laughlin and State Department official Hawkins Fuller swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy began his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. This is the story of Fellow Travelers, the opera, which will be playing at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center April 23rd-28th.
“Fuller and Laughlin aren’t based on any particular historical figures. Both contain bits and pieces of people I’ve known in my own life, which makes them like the characters one finds being created by just about any novelist of the “non-historical” sort.” Thomas Mallon
(Excerpt from 2008 interview with Littoral, the journal of The Key West Literary Seminars)
Moderator: Michael Gongora (former Miami Beach Commissioner and former Vice – Mayor)
Orlando Gonzales, Executive Director at SAVE Foundation. Highlight on the Lavender Scare
Sharing their story, philanthropists and community influencers featured at the Legacy Couples exhibit at the Art Deco Museum:
Todd Delmay and Jeff Delmay (20 years together. One of the two couples who became the first to be legally married in Florida.)
Laura Cadorette and Jessica Davis (30 years together)
This event is sponsored by Florida Grand Opera, and tickets are available through the FGO. REGISTRATION: click here.