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Also-Known-As Newsletter: January 2024

January 2, 2024

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Board of Directors' Letter

The Also-Known-As Board of Directors would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

We closed 2023 with rest and reflection of all the community growth, support and collective achievement. As we look forward to 2024, we are ecstatic to build upon momentum to curate impactful programming and opportunities for more togetherness.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

~ The 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Photograph taken by Emily Brillon and Casey Zmudzinski

Happy Hour: Thursday, January 11th  

As we wrap up 2023, mark your calendars for our first event in 2024. Also-Known-As is kicking off the new year with a Happy Hour!


Join us on Thursday, January 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Beast Next Door (4251 27th St, Queens, NY 11101).


No RSVP is required! We welcome all new and returning faces.


Pay your own way.

Mental Health Check-In & Therapy 101: Wednesday, January 24th

It's okay to not be okay. Let’s start the year off by making mental health a priority. In this educational forum event, several adoptee mental health professionals will share their advice for checking in with yourself, seeking out support through therapy and community, and overcoming some of the most common obstacles to finding an adoptee-sensitive therapist—then getting the most out of the counseling experience.

Together with experts Tate Benson, LMSW; Jessica Kim Gruber, LMFT; and Cam Lee Small, MS LPCC, we’ll create a safe space to recognize and validate challenging emotions specific to adoptees and discuss healthy ways to move forward.

Who: Adoptees only, please
When: Wednesday, January 24; 6 to 8 pm ET
Where: Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative, 424 W 54th St, New York, NY
Virtual attendance: Zoom link provided upon registration
RSVP required: Sign up here
Cost: Free

Community NewsShades of Belonging

Adoptee David McCarty Caplan is looking for adoptees of color raised in Jewish families for his new research study. Very little is known about the experiences of adoptees within Judaism. Share your voice, create new knowledge, and help build more inclusive Jewish communities!

If you are an adoptee of color raised in a Jewish family, here is how you can participate:


The Korea Society Undergraduate Korea Study Abroad Travel Grant

Are you an undergraduate college student that may be looking for ways to return to your birth country to study? The Korea Society’s Spring 2024 Undergraduate Study Abroad Travel Grant is now accepting applications!

For further inquiry and application, please click here and/or share with your network.

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