Reframing the Adoption Discourse conference

It's a busy weekend in adoption land!


Tomorrow night is the 2013 Minnesota Transracial Film Festival. I'm excited to see the films:

  • Ramsay Liem and Deann Borshay Liem's film "Memory of Forgotten War" as the backdrop to the emergence of international adoptions.
  • Jaikyong Choi's "Where Are You Going, Thomas?" chronicles the life of a biracial Korean adoptee from the Korean War era who becomes a successful inventor.
  • Tammy Chu's "Searching for Go-Hyang" follows the lives and experiences of twin Korean adoptees growing up in the 1970's who travel back to Korea to meet their Korean family
  • Bryan Tucker's "Closure" explores the search for self that domestic adoptee Angela embarks upon as she searches for and reunites with her birth family.

and the panel about transracial adoption films with Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem, Angela and Bryan Tucker, Thomas Park Clement, Dawn Tomlinson, and Jenni Fang Lee. This year's film festival has already sold record pre-show tickets and is sure to have a lively discussion.

Saturday is the Reframing the Adoption Discourse confernce. It's hard to believe that what started as an idea by the Adoption Policy and Reform Collaborative in July, 2012 is going to be actualized.

I'll be participating in the Activism and Social Change panel, and co-facilitating a panel on mental health. For the schedule, click here

To read the bios of the presenters, click here.

It's not too late to attend – click here for more information about the venues and registration information.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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