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March 2021

Author talk on second edition of anthology of adoptee stories

March 27 @ 8:00 CDT - 9:00 CDT
Free

Two Minnesota editors of an anthology of adoptee stories will read and discuss their adoption journey stories  in a virtual event sponsored by the Minnesota service and educational organization Adoptee Hub. Author/activists Jane Trenka and Sun Yung Shin will read excerpts from this second edition of essays, fiction, poetry and art from the perspective of transracial adoptees. Following the reading, the two will take questions from the Zoom audience. The event will be held Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m.…

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Minnesota’s Stop Asian Hate Commemoration Rally at State Capitol

March 28 @ 5:00 CDT - 8:00 CDT
Free

A rally to speak out against hate crimes targeting Asian Americans will be held  Sunday, March 28 at 5 to 8 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol.  The event is for Asian Americans and allies to remember the victims of the Atlanta shooting and to demonstrate solidarity and support for one another  with performances, speeches, pledges and a candlelight vigil. Wax candles are not permitted at rallies. Instead, the organizers have suggested bringing an LED candle or using a smart…

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April 2021

OurHistory discussion group to hold monthly Zoom meeting

April 11 @ 3:00 CDT - 4:00 CDT
Free

AdopteeBridge will hold its monthly peer-led discussion OurHistory on Sunday, April 11, 3 p.m. It is intended for adult transracial adoptees.

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ROAR Story Slam to feature six Korean American stories

April 30 @ 6:00 CDT - 7:30 CDT
Free

KoreanAmericanStory will hold its ROAR Story Slam, an annual event, in virtual format this year, on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. CST (7:30 p.m. EST), in which six contestants compete for prizes of up to $1,000.

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May 2021

“What We Hunger For” virtual book launch

May 4 @ 7:00 CDT - 8:00 CDT
Free

A virtual book launch will be held Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. CST for a new collection What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family, edited by Minnesota poet and author Sun Yung Shin. Through 14 contributors, this book relates, in individual stories, how newcomers to Minnesota bring their own culinary traditions and may re-create food memories at home, introduce new friends and neighbors to their favorite dishes, and explore comforting flavors and experiences of hospitality…

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Adoptee Hub holds workshop on letter writing

May 8 @ 1:00 CDT - 2:00 CDT
Free

Adoptee Hub will hold a virtual writing workshop led by adoptee and author Mei Hwang, who wrote 100,000 Cranes for My Mother, Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m. (CST).  The workshop will be a letter-writing exercise for transracial adoptees, or any adoptees, who will address the letter to their birthmothers. Hwang will address the range of emotions, from grief to relief, that participants feel while engaging in this exercise in a safe and supportive environment. Due to the sensitivity of…

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival opens May 13 in hybrid format

May 13

The MSP Film Society presents the 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival May 13-23, sponsored by the MSP Film Society.  The MSPIFF is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the U.S. The festival will showcase more than 150 films representing more than 100 cultures. This year, MSPIFF40 will be a hybrid festival, with films and panels screening online, plus special in-person outdoor screenings in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information and tickets, visit the website: MSPfilm.org

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Adoptee Bridge to hold Twin Cities retreat for adult transracial adoptees

May 14 - May 16
$100

Adoptee Bridge will hold a Twin Cities retreat for transracial adult adoptees focused on healing, set for May 14-16, with guest speakers.

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Conversation about immigration, food, and “What We Hunger For”

May 20 @ 7:00 CDT - 8:00 CDT
Free

A free virtual conversation event about food and immigration will be held Thursday, May 20 as part of a series of conversations with writers across genres, discussing the experience of migration, leaving one’s home, and building a new one. The event, Perspectives: Writers on Migration - What We Hunger For is hosted by the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, and will feature Sun Yung Shin, editor of the new anthology  What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories About Food…

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International Korean Adoptee Association hosts virtual age-breakout groups

May 28
Free

On Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, a free series of virtual age-breakout sessions will be held to facilitate discussion among a global group of intercountry adoptees. The event is co-hosted by the coalition group International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) and Also-Known-As (AKA), a U.S.-based founding member of the IKAA network. During previous  (in-person) annual IKAA adoptee gatherings, one of the most meaningful events has been the Age Breakout Sessions, which allow adoptees from around the world to connect…

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