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June 20 - 26, 2021

Full program schedule coming soon!

Join us for a week of recorded video, live conversations, film, and virtual community around our theme of “From Dialogue to Action: Identity and Intersections in Our Community.” Programming is available for ages 17 and older, although a limited number of activities are appropriate for youth with adult participation. All are welcome, including adoptees, birth families, family members of adoptees (adoptive parents, spouses/partners, siblings and children of adoptees), service providers, and Asian Americans. Adoptee-only sessions and general audience sessions are available. All programming will be ASL accessible except for a few items that will be only accessible in written English. ASL access only needs to be requested when registering.

You can access the conference will be accessed through our unique conference website. As a registered attendee, individuals will be able to log in to the conference site, view the schedule and materials, engage with other attendees, get notifications, and more. Sharing registration accounts is discouraged; one registration/ticket per person is requested.

The KAAN 2021 Virtual Conference is free of charge, with a suggested donation of $25 per person; however, any amount is greatly appreciated.

About the Theme

In our theme, From Dialogue to Action: Identity and Intersections in Our Community, #KAAN2021 seeks proposals that address the many parts of our community’s identity. For members of the transracial adoption community, how do our multiple and overlapping identities, including age, gender, ability, nationality, race, class, and sexuality (in addition to being an adoptee and/or adoptive family member), influence how we see ourselves? How are these intersections fluid and shift throughout our lifetime? KAAN also invites proposals that address the transracial adoption experience within the current social and political landscape of Black Lives Matter, citizenship, COVID-19, immigration, and communities of color. In addition to proposals that acknowledge and recognize different parts of our identities, more importantly, KAAN invites proposals that promote action and resources to improve the lives of our community’s intersections. 

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