Monday, April 12, 2010, The 12th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, Kyung Hee University, Seoul.

Thursday, Feb, 18, 2010, Kennesaw State University, Georgia. 3:30-5:00.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Moorhead State University. Asian American Studies class visit.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 – Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Craft talk 4:00. Reading 8:00.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 – St. Olaf College, Minnesota. Reading 7:00-9:00.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. 1:00-2:00 public lecture, evening reading at Coffman.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 – East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland, California. 6:30-8:00

Monday, Feb. 8,  Stanford University, California. 3:15-4:45.

Thursday, Jan. 28, Yeoi Yeon lecture series, Seoul 7:00-9:00.

Nov. 18, 2009, Kyung Hee University, Seoul

Nov. 17, 2009, Seoul National University, Seoul

Nov. 10, 2009, keynote speech at public hearing at S. Korean parliament

Korean Women’s Development Institute talk, April 30, 2009, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Seoul


Meeting with AKF, March 29, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

Kyung Hee University lecture, March 11, 2009, Seoul


The Evening Show (radio), Feb. 27, 2009, Seoul

Outsiders Within Events

Tons o’ KADs at the IKAA Gathering August 1 – 5, 2007 Seoul, Korea. Panelists TBA.

Sun Yung Shin and Kim Park Nelson June 28, 29, 30, 2007 National Women’s Studies Association conference , Chicago,

Contributors Shannon Gibney, Jae Ran Kim, and Sun Yung Shin with a Birth Project blogger Lisa Marie Rollins at the United States Social Forum, June 27-July 1, Atlanta, GA.

Jane at 2007 Conference of Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature, Korea University, Anam-dong, Seoul, Korea, June 9, 1:30-3:00 PM.

Laura Briggs, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona and Kim Park Nelson, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, will present their respective papers “Gay Liberation, Adoption Politics, and Neoliberalism: Whose Rights?” and “Shopping for Children in the International Marketplace: The Economics of Transnational Adoption.” at the University of Washington on May 14: Commons, Parrington Hall, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Adoptee Solidarity Korea (ASK) reading group discusses OW Ch. 1-4. Sunday, April 29 from 4:30-6:30pm, Mindullae – Hongdae Branch. Adoptees only, please. For questions about the group, please contact Jenna/Joo Mee:

Sun Yung Shin April 23, 2007, 6 p.m. Cultures of Korean Adoption, University of Minnesota, Asian Languages and Literature, Instructor Kim Park Nelson, PhD candidate American Studies.

Sun Yung Shin, Kim Park Nelson, and others TBA at Northeastern University Asian American Center. Boston, February 15, 2007, 2:50-4:30 PM.

Jane at ASK Forum, KoRoot, Seoul. February 10, 5:30 PM.

Ami Nafzgar, Kim Park Nelson, Jae Ran Kim, Sun Yung Shin January 23, 2007, 7 p.m. AKConnection Coffee Bene, 53 Cleveland Av S, St. Paul 55104 ( 651) 698-2266

Sun Yung Shin & Shannon Gibney dial in to Uprising Radio KPFK Los Angeles. December 28, 2006

Sun Yung Shin & Shannon Gibney dial in to Wake Up Call: Social Justice News Show with host Deepa Fernandes on WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5. December 11, 2006

Anh Dao Kolbe speaks at the Women of Color Book Club. December 1, 2006, 6:00-8:00 PM. The Women’s Center, Cambridge, Mass.

Please join us for the Midwest USA Launch of Outsiders Within at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, Saturday, November 18th, 6:00-9:00 PM (changed from 7:00) at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance. Co-sponsored by The First Nations Orphans Association and The University of Minnesota:  The Consortium for the Study of the Asias, The Institute for Global Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Dance Program. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

opening and closing with Healing Spirit Drum and

FEATURING dance and song with:
Ananya Dance Theatre (performing an excerpt from Duurbaar (Unstoppable) and featuring contributor Shannon Gibney) & First Nations Orphans Association . FNOA along with other spiritual leaders will offer a Wiping of Tears Ceremony for all those healing from the pain of separation from their cultures.

Commentary or readings by: Jane Jeong Trenka & Sun Yung Shin (editors), and contributors Jae Ran Kim, Kim Park Nelson, Bryan Thao Worra, and Sandy White Hawk. MC: Jerry Dearly.

adtAnanya Dance Theatre performing Duubaar

View Bryan Thao Worra’s videos of the event on Jae Ran Kim’s blog, Harlow’s Monkey. Scroll about halfway down.


East Coast USA Launch event. Soo Na reads from Outsiders Within at Red Emma’s. Friday November 17, 2006, 7:30 PM. Baltimore, Maryland. Soo Na’s essay, “Garlic and Salt,” addresses the intimate complexities of race, memory, and family, specific to the experiences of one young Corean woman. It is praxis at its most poignant, interlocking the fluid relationship between the political as personal. Q&A session to follow reading.

Jane visits Prof. Monika Zagar’s class, Thursday November 16 12:45-2:00 PM, Folwell Hall, University of Minnesota, East Bank Campus.

Jane & Kim Park Nelson at KAdSO event, Thursday, November 16, 2006. 5:45 PM, Mark Yudof apartments, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Jane visits Kim Park Nelson’s class and campus visit at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2006.

Jane talks writing & publishing with the Minnesota Writers Union, Resource Center of the Americas, Tuesday, November 14, 2006. 1:00 PM.

American Studies Roundtable with editors Sun Yung Shin & Jane, and contributors Kim Park Nelson, Sandy White Hawk, Jae Ran Kim, and Shannon Gibney. Monday, November 13, 2006, 3:30. Scott Hall Commons on the first floor of Scott Hall on the U of Minnesota East Bank Campus. Sponsored by Mas(s) Color, the graduate student of color organization in the American Studies Department at the U of M.

gibney1Shannon Gibney

West Coast USA Launch for Outsiders Within at Mills College in Oakland, California, U.S.A. Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 PM, Student Union. Co-hosted by the Ethnic Studies department and the Native American Sisterhood Alliance as part of Native American Heritage Month. Featuring editors Julia Chinyere Oparah (aka Julia Sudbury) & Jane Jeong Trenka, and contributors Kimberly Fardy, Ellen Barry, Gregory Choy, and featured speaker Sandra White Hawk. MC: Margo Okazawa-Rey.

sandy_juliaJane, Sandy White Hawk, Julia Chinyere Oparah at Mills College in Oakland.

Editor Julia Chinyere Oparah (aka Julia Sudbury) contributor Sandra White Hawk, and TRA’d blogger and artist Lisa Marie on Women’s Magazine, KPFA 94.1, Berkeley. November 6, 2006.

OW Contributors Kim Park Nelson, Jae Ran Kim, and John Raible speak and sign books at St. John’s University’s 4th Adoption Conference: “Families Without Borders? Adoption Across Culture and Race.” Oct. 13-14. Read Jae Ran’s blog post about it.

stjohn_bookJohn, Jae Ran, and Kim at St. John’s University.

Listen in live or to the online archives of The Adoption Show hosted by Michelle Edmunds. Sandy White Hawk (contributor) on October 15, 2006; Asha Tall on September 24, 2006 (South End Press editor/publisher); Jane on September 3, 2006.

sandy_whitehawk Sandy White Hawk, Executive Director, First Nations Orphan Association.

EBS World Center with Kim Minwoong. Radio broadcast from Seoul, August 21, 2006.

GOAL Conference, Seoul. August 11-13, 2006.

Vogue Korea “Woman Being” 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Seoul. July 20, 2006.

One response to “Events

  1. Are you the woman I just saw on an episode of ID? Is it true that you no longer have contact with your adoptive parents? If not, why not?

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