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August 2020

Parents Forum (virtual)

Who: All adoptee parents
Date: 09 August 2020 | 2pm – 3:30pm
Description: Brett Gabby will be facilitating an online forum for adoptee parents. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of many. AKASF is hosting this forum to allow parents to share experiences, questions, and advice. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other adoptee parents in the Bay Area community.
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82384516333


April 2020

April Discussion Group (virtual)

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Location: Online Zoom Video call – link to come!
Details: In these strange times of the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place orders, and all the ripple effects, let’s get together (virtually), to discuss topics including, but not limited to: social vs. physical distancing and isolation from activity groups. Currently open to AKASF members.


March 2020

AKA-SF March Dinner

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7-8:30pm
Location: Daol Tofu, 4301 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA | Map it!
Details: AKA-SF members, spouses, and families, come join us for dinner together on Saturday, March 14th at 7:00 pm at Daol Tofu & Korean BBQ in Oakland. We will be meeting to share company, laughs and good food together. Hope to see you there!


February 2020

“An Orphan for You”: The Rise of Korean Adoption in the 70s and 80s

Date: February, 22-23, 2020
Location: Berkeley (David Browser Center) and Oakland (Oakland Asian Cultural Center)
Details: In cooperation with Mu Films, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (U.C. Berkeley), and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Me & Korea is pleased to announce it will co-host “An Orphan for You”: The Rise of Korean Adoption in the 1970s and 80s, a free conference in Berkeley and Oakland, CA. The conference will take place over two days, from February 22-23, 2020.This conference will explore how Korean adoption, which began primarily as a rescue operation for mixed race children immediately following the Korean War, radically expanded in the 1970s and 80s. The goal is to shed light on the powerful economic, social and cultural forces that led to children being separated from their birth families and relinquished for adoption by families in the West. For more information, visit the event page.
Cost: Free to attend; optional lunch add-on


Korean Knotted Bracelets Workshop & Opening Reception

Date: January 31, 2020 (reception); February 1, 2020 (workshop)
Location: International Art Museum of America, 1023 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | Map it!
Details: Join artist Kumjoo Ahn and experience bojagi, the art of Korean wrapping cloth, hand embroidering and knotting jewelry, at the International Art Museum of American in SF. An opening reception for her exhibit will be held on January 31 from 5-8 pm. Then, on February 1 from 10am-12pm, sign up to attend a 90 minute workshop where you can learn bojagi and leave with your very own Korean knot bracelet.
More Info: Maedeup, the traditional Korean knot, developed into a distinctive decorative art and practical use through its long history. It was used in not only fashion, household and ritual items but also court ceremonies, the lives of the common people. It was also used to adorn musical instruments, fans, dresses, flags and palanquins. Today, knots are widely used as modern ornaments in accessories and for art.
Cost: Reception is free to attend; workshop is $35 per person, which includes all materials


December 2019

Community Showcase & Holiday Dinner

Date: Saturday, December 7th; 4:30pm-8:30pm
Who: AKA-SF Community! For adoptees, their friends, and their family.
Location: Neyborly @Mission, 3376 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110 | Map It!
Details: This year’s AKASF end of year event will be held at a private venue in the SF Mission. Our aim is to provide a space for new and old members of the AKASF community to get together and enjoy great conversation and food. We will be catering Korean food and drinks/ refreshments. This will also be a great opportunity to learn about AKASF and the Korean adoptee community. We’ll be sharing highlights from this past year and what’s coming up in 2020.