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Birth Mothers and Transnational Adoption Practice in South Korea

  • Women Make Movies 115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200 New York, NY (map)

In this event, Hosu Kim will discuss her research into the hidden history of South Korean birth mothers, followed by Q&A. She examines the forces that have led Korea to place the most children for adoption, the deep connection between birth mothers and single motherhood, and how adoption has affected birth mothers' understanding of motherhood and their continued connection with their children.

* WHO: Open to public
* WHEN: Wednesday April 18, 6:45pm - 8:45pm
* WHERE: Women Make Movies 115 W. 29th Street, Suite 1200
* COST: Free - donations are welcome!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Hosu Kim is an Associate professor of Sociology and Anthropology, with an affiliation in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Currently, she is engaging a reconciliation project for 65 year long transnational adoption practice from South Korea based on her field research in 2017. Since 2001, she has long involved in Nodutdol, multi-generation Korean progressive organization in New York City.

Earlier Event: April 10
Dinner at Sam Won Garden
Later Event: April 23
Adoptee Forum: Gratitude