What do you think about the media representation of adoptees and adoption? Our special moderator Mike McDonald, the host of The Rambler podcast, will lead short discussions about people's experiences and reflections on a selection of video clips.
WHO: International adoptees
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6:45pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Bond Collective at 55 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10006
COST: FREE for members; suggested $5 for non-members
RSVP: For more information and to RSVP, please email Michael Mullen.
Mike was born in Masan, Korea and adopted to New Jersey at 3 months old. He has been involved with the adoption community since he was a child, as attendee and later camp counselor at Holt Heritage Camp. Last year, Mike started a podcast where he interviews international and transracial adoptees called "The Rambler with Mike McDonald."
Mike has been very active with Also-Known-As, volunteering as a Youth Mentor and helping to stand up the Teen Mentorship Program. From 2005-2007, he was a board member of AKA and co-directed the Youth Mentorship Program. Mike is leading the Teen Mentorship Program for a second consecutive year and serving his first year on the Also-Known-As Advisory Board.
Please feel free to bring snacks or refreshments to share. Special thanks to Bond Collective for hosting our event!
The purpose of Also-Known-As adoptee forums are to create a confidential and safe space for adoptees to discuss personal topics. These forums are only open to international adoptees. While we welcome community supporters, friends, and families of adoptees to many of our events, our forums are closed to non-adoptees.