Race & Adoption: A FREE Community Conversation
National Adoption Month is a month to raise awareness of the need of adoptive families for children and youth currently in the foster care system. SE Uplift is proud to raise awareness about this great need in our national community by sponsoring a community conversation around the topic of adopting cross-culturally and racially.
The decision to adopt across racial or cultural lines is a lifelong commitment to exploring matters of race and identity, confronting racism in all its forms, and developing new skills and perspectives. What role do race and racism play in your family? What are the personal experiences that inform how you talk to adopted children in your life about where they are from? How do we talk to children about important issues like race and identity, adoption, and cultural appropriation?
This is the focus of “Race and Adoption,” with Astrid Castro on Wednesday, November 20th 2019 at 7:00pm at SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (3534 SE Main St. Portland, OR 97214). This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
*For more information about this free workshop, please contact Christina Estimé at (503) 232-0010 ext 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. Our space has parking on site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. Please contact Christina Estimé at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations.