Sunday, June 21

Side by Side Film: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World

Message from the filmmakers: Within this documentary film is a full range of human experience—from love to hate, acceptance to rejection, nurturing to abuse, blessed to broken. Such is the nature of understanding 60-plus years of institutionalization and intercountry adoption of South Korean infants and children. 

 

This film contains descriptions of intense and emotionally charged situations and adult language and is not appropriate for young children. Teens should view this content with a parent or adult, and should be encouraged to discuss the experience after viewing. 

 

The opening of the documentary has a short narration. Upon following the film link, the transcript can be found at the bottom of the screen. Except for the beginning, the film has open captions.

 

Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World will be available for online streaming from June 21 at 12:00 PM Eastern through June 26 at 11:59 PM Eastern. We encourage you to watch on your own and RSVP for a Community Conversation to share your reactions. 

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Monday, June 22

4 PM Eastern/3 PM Central

K-Pop Family Dance Party with Midnite Martini

Who's ready for a dance party?! We'll bounce, groove, and sweat it out to our favorite K-pop songs. This class combines group fitness, dance and, most of all, fun! Sure to get anybody, age or experience moving and will leave you feeling ready to hit that stage. ASL access available, requests must be made at least 24 hours before the event. To request, please email info@wearekaan.org

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Monday, June 22

Community Conversation: Welcome to KAAN!

8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central (Adoptees Only!)

Have you heard about KAAN, but want to learn more? What happens at a KAAN Conference, and are you questioning whether attending a conference is for you? Join Katie Naftzger to learn a little more about KAAN and what makes the KAAN community so special. ASL access available, requests must be made at least 24 hours before the event via registration. 

9 PM Eastern/8 PM Central (Open to All!)

Are you looking to expand your resources to support the adoptee in your life? Want to gain insight into the adoptee experience? Stop by this conversation to learn more about KAAN and how it's resources, conference, and community can help you. Also, hear a little more about what to expect with KAAN Connect this week. Open to all. ASL access available, requests must be made at least 24 hours before the event via registration. 

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Tuesday, June 23

8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central

Community Conversation: Side by Side Film

Listen in on a conversation between filmmaker Glenn Morey and Hollee McGinnis about the film. Participants are encouraged to submit questions to the filmmaker in advance via the registration link. Open to all. ASL access available, requests must be made at least 24 hours before the event via registration. 

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Wednesday, June 24

8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central

Community Conversation: Side by Side Film | Group Discussion for Adoptees: From the Film and Into Our Lives (Adoptees Only!)

Join this interactive conversation for adoptees only (non-Korean adoptees welcome) to discuss the meaning and importance of the film, and the importance of owning and articulating our own adoption story. It will be moderated by Hollee McGinnis and Glenn Morey with small group discussions. Registration is limited. ASL access available, requests must be made at least 24 hours before the event via registration. 

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Thursday, June 25

Blog post on Allyship

Check out the KAAN Blog on June 25 for Ten Steps to Becoming a Stronger Racial Justice Ally by Stacy Schroeder

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Friday, June 26

8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central

KAAN Community Conversation. Exploring Allyship in the KAAN Community: A Conversation on Becoming a Stronger Racial Ally

Join us for a conversation about the importance of allyship and how to become a better ally for racial justice. This session will be focused primarily on White allyship, but will also be a chance for everyone to share ideas and encourage each other to be stronger allies. Open to all. ASL access available, requests must be made at least 24 hours before the event via registration. 

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