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Asian American adoptees meet to challenge anti-Blackness
August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 CDT - 3:30 CDTFree
A free virtual event on how Asian American adoptees can challenge anti-Blackness will be held in three 90-minute sessions over three consecutive Sundays in August. How Asian Adoptees Can Support Black Lives Matter, sponsored by AKConnection and the Network of Politicized Adoptees, will consist of a moderated panel, discussion about identity, racial consciousness, how white supremacy shows up in our society, and how to apply an anti-racist lens to one’s life.
AKConnection is a Twin Cities organization of adult Korean adoptees and their families. Co-sponsor, the Network of Politicized Adoptees is an organization of transnational adoptees which holds events to move forward an agenda to improve the lives of transnational adoptees with community power.
Session Two, on Sunday August 23, facilitated by Soojin Pate, and entitled Coming to Terms with Racism and White Supremacy, will discuss how words such as racism” and “white supremacy” are widely misunderstood and misused, and how white supremacy shows up in our everyday lives. This session will also highlight anti-Blackness and anti-Asian bias.