WLAM presents: Adoptee Performance and Panel Discussion; LAST WEEK
to view "Asian & Pacific Islander Adoptees: A Journey Through Identity"
Joann Natalia G. Aquino
jnaquino at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 27 15:19:45 PDT 2005
WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM presents:
Adoptee Performance and Panel Discussion
A special event celebrating the end of the "Asian & Pacific Islander Adoptees: A Journey through Identity," a major exhibition at the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Join us for an afternoon of music, poetry performance and an adoptee panel discussion with members of Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington and Vietnamese Adoptee Network.
Saturday, October 1st, 2pm
Theatre Off Jackson
409 Seventh Avenue South
Jared Rehberg is a Vietnamese Adoptee singer songwriter from New York City. His unique style was once called Universal Folk Pop. He sings about being a transracial adoptee, a friend and a proud Asian American. You can catch his music and stories at Vietnamese culture camps, adoption events around the country and small venues in NYC. Visit Jared at www.jaredrehberg.com
"Unexpressions," an adoptee journey
by PATTY POMPLUN
"Unexpressions" is an original movement piece based on Pomplun's experience of being a person who was adopted from Korea. The movement marries influences from West and East, including traditional Korean dance and drum, for which Pomplun composed and played the original music.
JEANNINE JOY VANCE
Author Jeannine Joy Vance will be reading from her forthcoming book Soul Searching Seoul a collection of essays and poems inspired by her trip to Korea for the 50-year anniversary gathering of overseas adoption. Though Jeannine have not found her biological mother, an inner voice offers an alternative for peace.
Also, a panel discussion with artists and members of ASIAN ADULT ADOPTEES OF WASHINGTON and VIETNAMESE ADOPTEE NETWORK.
This special event is sponsored by the Wing Luke Asian Museum's "Asian & Pacific Islander Adoptees: a Journey Through Identity." This special exhibition has been extended through Sunday, October 2nd.
Exhibition Sponsors: Comcast Cable Communications Inc, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, and PONCHO.
Special Thanks: Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington, Families with Children from China - Seattle Chapter, Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network, Mavin Foundation, Vietnamese Adoptee Network, and World Association for Children and Parents.
Event Info: (206) 623-5124 ext 114 or visit www.wingluke.org .
LAST WEEK: On view through October 2, 2005
"Asian & Pacific Islander Adoptees: A Journey Through Identity"
Wing Luke Asian Museum, Main Exhibition Gallery
While many adoption trends are tied to specific historic events, such as war and poverty, Americans adopting children from Asia has grown in demand. As
thousands of children and babies enter into the United States each year from Asia, many prospective parents face challenges in raising a child of another ethnicity from their own, as well as the general questions of identity adoptees acquire through adolescence. The adoption experience is complex and very personal.
This exhibition captures the brave journey adoptees make in pursuit of self-identity. This intimate exhibition is a unique melding of history, personal testimony, culture, and art from adoptees, adoptive parents, family members, and those involved in the adoption process.
Prime Sponsor: Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. Additional funding provided by: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation,
Ford Foundation, PONCHO, Families with Children from China - Seattle Chapter, Vietnamese Adoptee Network, World Association for Children and Parents.
Community Partners: Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington, Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network, Mavin Foundation, Vietnamese Adoptee Network, World Association for Children and Parents.
Info: Joann Natalia Aquino, Public Relations Manager, at jaquino at wingluke.org or (206) 623-5124 ext. 106.
Joann Natalia Aquino
Public Relations Manager
Wing Luke Asian Museum
407-7th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
phone: 206.623.5124 ext. 106 | fax: 206.652.4963
e-mail: jaquino at wingluke.org
joannnatalia_aquino at publicist.com | missaquino at publicist.com
About the Wing Luke Asian Museum:
The Wing Luke Asian Museum is located in the heart of Seattle's historic Chinatown/ International District at 407-7th Avenue South. Founded in 1966, the Museum has a regional and national significance, and celebrates its namesake of the first Asian American elected to public office in the Pacific Northwest, Wing Luke. The Wing Luke Asian Museum- an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the 1995 recipient of the National Award for Museum Service, and the 2004 recipient of the City of Seattle Distinguished Human Rights Award- is dedicated to engaging the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans.
A museum like no other- The Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, Washington is the only pan-Asian Pacific American museum in the country. It is nationally recognized for its award-winning exhibitions and community-based model of exhibition and program development. The Museum has embarked upon a remarkable journey to transform a building and a community by raising $23 million to rehabilitate the Kong Yick Building as its new permanent home in Seattle's multicultural Chinatown/ International District.
To learn more about current exhibitions and exciting programs and events at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, please visit www.wingluke.org.
Joann Natalia G. Aquino
Graduate Student, Department of Communication
University of Washington
E-mail: jnaquino at u.washington.edu, herstory at joannnataliaaquino.com
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