Thank you to those who made it out from near and far to the Quarterly Meeting! For those who were not able to make it please note:
-Board positions (President, VP & Secretary) are still open and will be filled at the next Quarterly Meeting (Date & location TBD-please stay tuned!).
Nominations are still being accepted! If interested please contact email@example.com.
-Currently as the organization is in transition and the Board is re-developing, in the interim THANK YOU Malie Sheridan, RJ Watson, and David Holland for stepping up and helping carry things forward! They will be helping organize the next Quarterly Meeting and other upcoming events.
-Due to lack of registration the Support Group for Intercountry Adoptees has been cancelled and at this point will not be offered in the future. Should anyone be interested in individual support or services please contact Dr. Miya Erickson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 626-566-7789
-With ASK (Adoptee Solidarity Korea http://www.adopteesolidarity.org/) celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary this year, there is interest in launching ASK Los Angeles. If you are interested in learning more about this possibility, please contact Julayne Lee at email@example.com. Please see below for ASK’s mission and vision statement:
ASK’s mission is to effect change in Korean adoption policy and practice. Through education, research, and advocacy we aim to strengthen our community and create a space for critical dialogue.
ASK envisions the end of inter-country adoption out of Korea in conjunction with long-term alternatives and an improved social welfare system. We will be an active voice that monitors and participates in this process of social and political change.
-As highlighted during the meeting, the Korea Institute for Health & Social
Affairs (KIHASA) published their survey results and are posted online for your reference at: http://goal.or.kr/content/kihasa-survey-international-korean-adoptees-report-2013
-Please help support the Korean American Youth Leaders in Training Program’s (KAYLT) Korean American Adoption Community Forum that will be taking place on August 5th from 6-8pm at Advancing Justice (1145 Wilshire Blvd, First floor, 90017). For more information on the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444451552363355/
-For those who attended EastLink’s launch event this past April, they will be hosting a summer event on August 12 from 7-9pm that will be exploring and illuminating the complexities of “Saving Face.” More info. to be posted soon.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope you can join us for all of the events that are happening in the community. For questions or concerns please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org