Conferences, Meetings & Protests

It requires less mental effort to condemn than to think...Emma Goldman

It requires less mental effort to condemn than to think…Emma Goldman

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Conferences

March 27-30, 2014. The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture 5th Annual International Conference on Adoption and Culture.  Location: Florida State University.   Topic:  Adoption Crossing Boundaries

April 9-13, 2014.  35th Annual American Adoption Conference” Building Brtidges for Change, San Francisco.(webpage not up yet)

May 29-31, 2014. 8th Biennial Adoption Conference. Location: St. John’s University,  Queens, New York. Topic:  Sleeping Giants in Adoption: Power, Privilege, Politics, and Class.

Building Bridges for Change in San Francisco, April 9-13th, 2014.

Meetings

Access Connecticut

  •  February 20, 2014, 2:00-5:00pm, Old Judiciary Room, Capital Building, Hartfor, CT.  Free  screening of director Jean Strauss’s award winning documentary, ADOPTED: for the life of me on Thursday, .Strauss will be present for A&A.  (Note:  I do not endorse this film or Strauss’s pol;itics of compromise).\
  •  March 8 , 2014,  9:30 am at CAFAP, 2189 Silas Dean Highway, Rocky Hill.

Missouri Open Records Effort

  • February 13, 2014,  7:00–9:00pm, 4000 Lee’s Summit Rd..Independence MO..St Michael’s Episcopal Church..across from Cracker Barrel on I-70….PLEASE come join in this great discussion about adult adopted Issues…Park in back and enter thru that door. (If you need more info PM me please)

Ohio Birthparent 

  • February 11th,  2014,7:00-8:30 pm.  Columbus group.  Old Worthington Library, Worthington, Ohio.– Our all-adoption general meetings are support and discussion groups open to anyone who is impacted by or interested in adoption. Join adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, prospective adoptive parents, spouses, partners, extended family and friends for open discussion and peer support. Come to listen, share, ask questions and learn from each others’ perspectives
  • February 15 2014, 10:30am-12:30pm.  1st meeting of the new Cincinnati/N Kentucky Group.  Blue Ash Library
4911 Cooper Rd.,Cincinnati, OH — Open to birthmothers and birthfathers only*, this group is a private space for birthparents to meet others who understand this life-long journey. Through open discussion, we share perspectives, resources, skills and strategies that help us navigate the many changes that adoption brings to our lives. Whether your adoption is open or closed, whether you are a new birthparent or have been navigating this experience for decades, please join us!
  • Sunday, February 16, 2014,, 2-3:30pm, Gahanna Public Library, Gahanna OH — Open to birth mothers and birth fathers only, this meeting is a private space to meet others who understand this life-long journey

Protests

 August 19-21. Legislative Summitt, *ugust 19-21) Minneapolis Convention Center.  Sponsor: Adoptee Rights Coalition. and Facebook

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