AK Connection, Adoption And Ambiguous Loss, And Jae Ran Kim

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Got this sent in to my inbox and wanted to post it on up because if there's one thing I've learned from meeting a ton of kick ass Korean Americans who are transracial - and Asian Americans - the transracial voice sometimes doesn't get enough voice - so if you're in the area - which is home to the largest transracial KA community in the nation (there's a joke that there are more transracial KA's than lakes in this state) - check it on out.

"Adoption and Ambiguous Loss:" A Presentation by Jae Ran Kim

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Carlson School of Management, Room 1-142, University of Minnesota
Street: 321 19th Avenue S
City/Town: Minneapolis, MN


AK Connection is proud to host "Adoption and Ambiguous Loss:" A Presentation by Korean adoptee Jae Ran Kim, MSW, LGSW, and Doctoral Student at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work.

For many adopted persons, the lingering effects of ambiguous loss follow us through to other relationships in our lives. Recognizing ambiguous loss is not about pathologizing adoptees - in fact, most people have experienced some form of ambiguous loss in their lives. What is ambiguous loss and how does this phenomenon affect adoptees, adoptive parents and birth familes? Jae Ran's presentation will attempt to define ambiguous loss and to present ways for those of us who have experienced adoption to learn to live with the ambiguity and to feel validated with regard to the full range of our feelings.

The presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by time for Q & A. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to extend an invitation to your friends and family. Attendees wishing to support AK Connection's programming are encouraged to become paying members of AK Connection before or at the event. Membership applications are available at http://www.akconnection.com/.

AK Connection would also like to thank the Consortium for the Study of the Asias at the University of Minnesota for their support of this event.
Yeah - it may not be that light and fluffy - but hey - I guess not everything is all the time right?