Category: News and Updates

The Not-So-New History of Asian International and Transracial Adoption by Catherine Ceniza Choy

Social media’s recent co-option of the term “transracial” to describe former NAACP chapter President Rachel Dolezal’s controversial identification as black has garnered a maelstrom of criticism from adoption community members for good reason.  It erases the decades-long history of Asian international and transracial adoption in the United States.  The United States is the top recipient Read More …

Lacuna: Writing from the Gaps

From Lacuna’s Facebook page: Lacuna means a gap in a manuscript. Emerging AAPI writers write from the gaps, telling stories to evoke a sense of belonging and history while at the same time rebuilding a home and future in the diaspora. Two writers in the AAPI community will read and describe their creative process and Read More …

Spotlight on Asian international adoption and award-winning filmmaker featured in APALA President’s Program: Deann Borshay Liem

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015, 4:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. Where: 236-238 (S) Moscone Convention Center First Person Plural In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Deann to Read More …