Author and educator Soojin Pate will facilitate an interactive workshop on self-care for transracial adoptees, Self-Care 101, at the Hana Center of Chicago, 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.
Registration is free, capacity is limited to 30, and this session is intended for transracial adoptees. It is presented in partnership with Hana Center by the Korean Adoptees of Chicago (KaTCH).
Pate, a consultant dedicated to centering the lives and experiences of historically marginalized peoples, teaches courses on race and ethnic studies in the Twin Cities area.
The workshop will provide a safe space in which transracial and transnational adoptees can discuss how the “isms” racism, sexism, colonialism they encounter in society can affect them as people of color, and how to combat the the harmful messages they receive from society, family, and even from themselves.
Korean Adoptees of Chicago offers regular public events which are promoted on its Facebook page.
Pate was named Educator of the Year and Ally of the Year by Macalester College. She is the author of From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption (University of Minnesota Press), co-host of the Antiracist Parenting Podcast, and host of the podcast Decolonize Yourself.