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Adoption at the Movies: Adoption at the Movies is dedicated to helping adoptive and foster families use film as an easy, fun, and comfortable way into important but intimidating conversations about adoption.

The musings, reflections, and rants of an outspoken adoptive mother of two Chinese-American girls.

Angry Asian Man:  My purpose was to acknowledge and encourage our yellow struggle against The Man, who in turn was determined to keep us in our bamboo cages and hold us down. I was angry. I was Asian. And I wasn’t going to stand by and watch idly as my people were unknowingly subjugated! In time it became apparent to me that I was actually only half joking. The concerns I was raising were funny because there was truth to them. Because racism does exist, and because Asian Americans still do struggle with issues of acceptance in this country. My context for discussing these problems often came from comic exaggeration, because at times, it was the only way to make such ugly issues open and approachable.

China Adopteen: The Adopteen community was created for the purpose of having a fun, secure, and young adult adoptee-focused environment where teens can share openly without adult interference, discover commonalities, build leadership skills, reach out and make a positive difference in the community, and feel pride in their identities as adoptees.

China Children International: CCI’s mission is to empower Chinese adoptees from all over the world by providing an inclusive and supportive community for all of China’s children who share this common beginning.

Gazillion Voices Magazine: This magazine aims to create a platform for adoptees and their allies to bring topics important to the adoption community to life through rich, compelling, and thought-provoking content that will be accessible to the broader community and will ultimately reframe and reshape the conversation about  adoption.

Land of Gazillion Adoptees: LGA is devoted to doing their part in the important endeavor of highlighting the expertise, accomplishments, programs, projects, and stories of the thousands of Minnesota adoptees and their counterparts living elsewhere in the US and beyond. LGA aims is to be “adoptee-centric” by: challenging the adoption status quo; challenging the traditional adoption narrative; challenging adoptees; and being challenged by all, be the challengers be adoptees or otherwise.

Side by Side Project: These stories, collectively, do not represent a political agenda of any kind. The purpose of this project is only to open an intensely experiential window of oral history, of social and academic understanding, and of empathy through art. We, as the filmmakers, ask you to recognize each story as that teller’s truth in life. We do not present them here to be judged. . . We only hope to promote a greater understanding of adoption out of South Korea, and perhaps more broadly, inter-country adoption at large—widely practiced, not only in the wake of wars and geopolitical crises that separate millions of children from their biological families, but also in the course of family disruption and poverty. From 1948–2010, more than 970,000 inter-country adoptions took place. South Korea (over 180,000) represents the longest and largest case of inter-country adoption, establishing a model for adoptions from China, Russia, India, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Vietnam, Guatemala, Ukraine, Ethiopia and others—peaking between 2000 and 2010, and creating a nearly global social experiment in human migration.

The Lost Daughters: Lost Daughters is an independent collaborative writing project founded in 2011.  It is edited and authored by adult women who were adopted as children. Their mission is to bring readers the perspectives and narratives of adopted women, and to highlight their strength, resiliency, and wisdom.  The authors aim to critically discuss the positives and negatives of the institution of adoption from a place of empowerment and peace.

Tales of Wonderlost: I’m a Korean-American adoptee living in Seoul, just finished my MA in Anthropology (yes, i took all of my classes in Korean TT). In my spare time, I volunteer at two great organizations: Korean Unwed Mothers’ Families Association (KUMFA) and the Women’s Global Solidarity Action Network (WGSAN) – a group that works on various issues, including with the survivors of military sexual slavery during WWII (“Comfort Women”). I also love cooking and baking and going to the noraebang ^^

18MillionRising: was founded to promote AAPI civic engagement, influence and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media. (18MR) is comprised of a network of a AAPI activists, artists, organizations, and digital media influencers, ranging from community based organizations and print magazines to Asian American blogs and YouTube channels. During the 2012 election cycle, 18MR built and distributed online voter registration tools, ran social media-fueled civic engagement campaigns, and provided up–to–date information and analysis on all things political that Asian (and all!) Americans should know about. Since election season, we’ve stood up for the voices and struggles of AAPIs. We even took on Google. And WON.

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