First Annual Bay Area Korean Chuseok Harvest Festival
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11am-5pm
Location: The Presidio Civil War Parade Ground, in San Francisco | Map It
Who: Open to all!
Details: Come join the Bay Area community and enjoy the first annual Korean Chuseok Harvest Festival! Festival highlights include a performance from rapper Heesun Lee, a Korean drumming and fan dance, K-Pop dance workshop, Taekwondo demonstrations, food trucks and booths, plenty of family friendly activities, and raffle prizes!
Cost: This event is free and open to the public! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit koreancentersf.org/chuseok2019.
2019 Hangeul Day
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Location: Milipitas Library Auditorium | 160 North Main Street, Milpitas | Map It
Who: All adoptees
Details: Hosted by the Korean Language & Culture Foundation. This event is FREE admission and open to public. There will be Korean cultural performances and ceremony, and many booths where you can visit to learn about Korean culture including eating Korean rice cakes, wearing Korean costumes, printing the last page of Jikji, the oldest movable metal printed book, writing Korean letters with brushes, and making Korean traditional hats. We are also looking for volunteers and supporters of this event.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, 9/15, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 408-805-4554
Bay to LA Road Trip
Date: Thursday, September 26—Sunday, September 29
Who: All Bay Area Korean adoptees
Details: Bay to LA Road Trip! We are organizing a road trip to LA so that Bay Area KADs can attend the 46th Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival. Please find more details below, and keep track of this event on Facebook.
- Length of stay: Some participants are leaving on Thursday 9/26 and staying all four days; others will head down on Friday or Saturday. Please use the comment section in this post to coordinate a possible carpool, and post which days you’re interested in traveling down so others can plan with you.
- How we’re getting there. Please plan on coordinating your own travel. There will be some people driving, and some flying down. If you are driving and don’t mind carpooling with others, please comment on this post so others may coordinate a possible ride with you.
- Accommodations: We’re looking into renting an AirBnb either in K-Town or near the L.A. Korean Festival—most likely a house that can sleep 10-12 people. If you are interested, please RSVP in the comment section no later than September 13th so that we can book accordingly. Cost for the AirBnb will be split evenly with those who stay. If you RSVP for this event after September 13th, please plan on making your own lodging accommodations.
- Activities: We will be meeting with the LA KADs on Saturday for dinner. There will also be an adoptive documentary screening on Saturday as well, for those interested. And of course, there’s the Los Angeles Korean Festival!
October Discussion Group
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2-3:30pm
Location: To be announced!
Who: All adoptees
Details: This month’s topic will be micro aggressions, with guest speaker Min Matson. Adoption is something we all share in this community, but experiences and opinions among adoptees vary greatly. The Group Discussion Series is a safe and open space for adoptees to discuss Asian American and Adoptee related content. We will have a topic opening each session with literature and/or a guest speaker. All members are welcome to share in the discussion circle, but it is not mandatory. All sharing is relevant and valid with the utmost respect to others. We are here to listen, learn and possibly inspire one another!
Cross Talk Statement: Due to the diversity of Korean Adoptees’ origins, experiences, and family structures, we all acknowledge and embrace our differences within the group. Therefore when an individual is sharing, interference is not permitted. That means no verbal or gestural opinions, anecdotes of any person besides the individual sharing.
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