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AKA 2019 Parenting Series PART 1

  • 23 Feb 2019
  • MFA Social Documentary Film screening room of the School of Visual Arts: 136 West 21st St, NY, NY

AKA 2019 Parenting Series

Special 2-event series focusing on issues related to parenting international adoptees!  Both events will have informative panelists, adoption-related professionals, excellent facilitators, and a chance to ask parental questions.  Your ticket gives access to both events.

Please see our website for full details of each event or to purchase a ticket.



SidebySide-double-joy.jpgPart 1: Sat Feb 23, 1 pm: Side x Side Project: Identity and Birth Search

Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World” is a multi-platform documentary project revealing 60+ years of inter-country adoption with first-person stories from 100 adult Korean adoptees.  For this special Also-Known-As screening at the exquisite SVA Soc Doc Theater, two themed film compilations will be shown: “Growing Up” and “Searching for Answers,” which focus on identity and birth search.  Afterward, a panel with Side x Side creator and co-director Glenn Morey and two local adoptees who appear in the films, Joy Lieberthal Rho and Heather Won Tesoriero, will discuss and take questions on the issues and emotions presented.  Former Also-Known-As president Marissa Martin will facilitate this special presentation.

WHO: Open to public, ticket pre-purchase HIGHLY recommended due to limited seating
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: MFA Social Documentary Film screening room of the School of Visual Arts: 136 West 21st St
COST: $50 per
parent/couple for the series (incl. both events in the series)
* 50% off for Also-Known-As members; use code MEMBER
* 25% off for members of affiliate adoptee groups such as FCCNY; use code AFFILIATE
TICKETS: Purchase here
INFO: Send questions to Michael Mullen.

NOTE that this is an event for only ADULTS, and child care will not be available. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Also-Known-As+2019+Parenting+Series+Birth+Country+Cultural+Identity+Development-2.jpgPart 2: Sat May 18, 1 pm: Birth Country Cultural Identity Development

How important is it for international adoptees to be familiar with their birth country's culture?  In this event, we will hear from two past and present Also-Known-As mentorship program parents about their experience and insight into helping their children develop a healthy awareness of their roots.  Martha Crawford and Marjorie Williams will share their methods, challenges, successes, and reflections on the role that they, as white parents, played in trying to impart a sense of being Korean and Chinese, respectively, to their children.  Bring your own experiences and questions to share, such as "My child didn't want to have anything to do with their birth culture," "Is this nice-to-have or something critical?" and "How involved should the family be as our child explores their culture?"  Former Also-Known-As president Mee Hyun Gerstein will facilitate the discussion.  

How important is it for international adoptees to be familiar with their birth country's culture?  In this event, we will hear from two past and present Also-Known-As mentorship program parents about their experience and insight into helping their children develop a healthy awareness of their roots.  Martha Crawford and Marjorie Williams will share their methods, challenges, successes, and reflections on the role that they, as white parents, played in trying to impart a sense of being Korean and Chinese, respectively, to their children.  Bring your own experiences and questions to share, such as "My child didn't want to have anything to do with their birth culture," "Is this a nice-to-have or something critical?" and "Should some things be left for my children to discover for themselves?"  Former Also-Known-As president Mee Hyun Gerstein will facilitate the discussion.

WHO: Open to public, ticket pre-purchase HIGHLY recommended due to limited seating
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: TBD (Midtown Manhattan or Long Island City)
COST: $50 per
parent/couple for the series (incl. both events in the series)
* 50% off for Also-Known-As members; use code MEMBER
* 25% off for members of affiliate adoptee groups such as FCCNY; use code AFFILIATE
TICKET: Purchase here
INFO: Send questions to Michael Mullen.

NOTE that this is an event for only ADULTS, and child care will not be available. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

FCC Greater New York
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.

PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 

    
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