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Understanding the Issues of Ethnic and Cultural Identities from the Perspective of US Korean Adoptees
April 26, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday, April 26th 12:15PM – 1:30PM
Campbell Dome, Queens College
Korean adoptees numbering around 120,000 comprise the largest adoptee group in the US (between the 1960s and 1980s). This panel will address adjustment and identity-formation difficulties, as well as the racial discrimination encountered by these children.
Panel Members and Presentation Topics
Jenny Town, Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute (USKI), School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University & Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North”
Topic: “The Origins of International Adoption and Early Experiences of Adoptees”
Stuart Schaffer, Office of Enrollment Management, Queens College
Topic: “In 1993 We Adopted a Korean Child: Our Wonderful Journey”
Kira Morris-Schaffer, Daughter of Stuart Schaffer
Topic: “Adjusting to Life as a Korean Adoptee in Westchester”
Michael Mullen, Board Member of Also-Known-As & Manager and Developer of Enterprise Software
Topic: “A Baptism in Korean”
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