Sh*t People Say to KADs: A Discussion on the KAD Identity Development

When: Saturday, February 25, 2012
What time: 3:30-5:30pm and dinner to follow
Where: Hwa Sun Ji Tea & Coffee 3960 Wilshire Blvd (private room)

“Why don’t you speak Korean?”

“Where are you from? No, where are you really from?”

“Do you remember Korea?”

“Are you from North Korea or South Korea?”

“Oh wow you were adopted from Korea?! My friend’s cousin’s sister’s niece is adopted from Korea! Do you know her?”

Do you quotes sound all too familiar to you as a Korean adoptee? Why can’t we KADs jump on the “Sh*t People Say” bandwagon too?! How have these types of statements informed the person you are today?

Join us for a discussion on the journey of Korean adoptee identity development where we will engage in dialogue around what it means to be a Korean adoptee. Come out to share, learn, listen, and eat afterwards at a TBD location in Koreatown.

**dinner in Koreatown to follow

**free parking in the back from Ingraham St and also metered parking in the front on Wilshire


Story of Self – Community Building & Self Reflection (4/30/11)

Please join us at our next general meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, in Los Angeles.  We will tend to business as usual, then socialize after the meeting adjourns.  However, in between the two, we would like to try something new.

The fundraising committee feels our responsibility encompasses more than just raising money.  Since fundraising is built upon human relationships, without the strength of those relationships, there would be nothing for which to raise funds.  In light of that, we will host a series of group exercises that emphasize self-reflection and community building.  The first one takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, in Los Angeles.  Its theme is: “Story of Self.”  Together, we will explore the forces which have shaped each of our unique identities.  The exercise will begin after official business is finished.  Please join us for this special opportunity to come together and learn more about yourself in the safe context of others.        -The Fundraising Committee (Max, Robyn, Andrea & Jo)