2015 President’s Program Global Roots, Local Identities: Asian International Adoption and Advocacy Saturday, June 27, 2015 | 4:30 – 5:30PM Moscone Convention Center, 236-238 (S) APALA President’s Program will feature a panel of experts moderated by Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen to examine Asian international adoption and reflect on identity, assimilation, family, community, and advocacy. The panel will also include clips from Deann Liem’s brandnew film Geographies of Kinship: International Asian Adoption, as well as First Person Plural, and In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee. The APALA President’s Program is co-sponsored by APALA and VRT. FEATURING (listed in order from top to bottom) The works of Deann Borshay Liem, Filmmaker of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural and the award-winning film, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee. Panelist Dr. Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and author of Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America . Panelist Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter, City Librarian of the Santa Monica Public Library System and the Vice President of the Association of Korean Adoptees of Southern California. Moderator Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen (not shown), Professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University.
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