KAtCH 10th Anniversary and IKAA Annual Convention Details!

Korean Adoptees of Chicago (KAtCH) and the International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) invite you to join us in Chicago for our KAtCH 10th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention (#KAtCH10) from September 28-30, 2018! The event will take place on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s vibrant commercial district. Learn more and register to attend here.

Creating Community, Catalyzing Change

Allen Majors
World Traveler, Activist & long-time KAtCH community member

Sarah MeeRan Cave
International Violinist, Composer & Teacher

• Thursday Pre-Gathering Happy Hour (Brando’s Speakeasy)
• Friday Evening Welcome Event (Untitled Supper Club)
• Saturday Workshop Sessions (Hyatt Centric)
• Saturday Lunch (Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery) & IKAA Annual Convention
• Saturday Evening Gala Dinner & Program (Hyatt Centric)
• Sunday Afternoon Family Picnic (Ping Tom Park in Chinatown)


Side by Side, Film Screening
• Glenn Morey | Filmmaker

(un)DOCUMENTED, Stage Reading
• Marissa Lichwick | Playwright, Director

Identity & Ancestry Testing, Community Studio
• Kim Jacoby Morris, PhD | Researcher, Educator

Living Authentically, Journeys of LGBTQ+ Adoptees
• Min Matson | Father, Activist

Adoptees & Immigrants: Advancing a Shared Vision of Justice
• Becky Belcore, Esther Jeon, Kristopher Larsen | Organizers, Advocates for Adoptee & Immigrant Rights

Self-Care 101 Workshop
• Soojin Pate | Author, Scholar

Korean Design Symbolism through a Western Eye
• Dan Whittaker | Architect

Restorative Yoga
• Yolanda Reinert | Fitness Instructor

Negotiating Names & Identities for Transracial Korean Adoptees
• Jason Reynolds, PhD | Psychologist

Korean Adoptees as Parents
• Deborah Johnson, MSW | Speaker, Consultant

Registration ends Sept 13th.
Check out the event on Facebook, or register here.



Our block of rooms has sold out. In the rare event a room becomes available, you are welcome to contact katch10@katchicago.com and we’ll add you to a waitlist. Please provide which evening(s) (Friday/Saturday) and your preferred contact info. Please see the event page here for more hotel suggestions.

Check out local points of interest.

Email: KAtCH10@katchicago.com
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“KAtCH” you Fall 2018 in the Windy City!

#KAtCH10 Co-Chairs: Allen Majors, Chris Detrych, Danae Kovac & Taneka Jennings
Planning Committee: Becky Belcore, Cori McMillian, Jaye Hobart, Joe Meyer, Kimberly McKee, Meghan Nyberg, Robin Kim, Ryan Hoon Laverty & Scottie Allen

Committee Liaison: Tommy Gentzel