MWM TRA/TNA Dialogue: Within, Between, and Beyond Representation
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About the Event
Inspired by our art show opening Friday, July 16th at MIA, as trans-racial and/or trans-national adoptees let's talk about the needs met/not met within representation, what's between - what gets looked over, and why we seek to move beyond representation. Not required to attend the exhibit beforehand.
This space is dedicated to folks who have as part of their adoption story, transracial or transnational features, or both.
Jenny (she/her/hers) is a Korean Adoptee who grew up in the wilds of first-ring TC suburbs.
She's spent the past seven years teaching and learning here and in California.
She feels blessed to be a mama to mixed kids and to live with two cats, one pup, and one sweet rattie.
Currently, for her paid gigs she's a caregiver, abolitionist & sex ed curriculum writer, educational equity consultant,
and director of MWM's dialogues branch. She likes to take the whole day to love on others, make some art or ride a bike or explore a creek, and then get into some food & conversation. And she's earning her 'baby elder' cred one day at a time.
Nathan Zeckmeister (they/them) is a full time student taking biology and mathematics courses in preparation for a career change after leaving their previous job last fall. Currently they are also working part time in the construction field and are enjoying the arrival of spring and outdoor planting season as the outdoors is one of their passions. They have been with MWM both as a participant and as member of the facilitation team since 2016. Nathan identifies as a Black Transracial Adoptee and was primarily raised in Northern Wisconsin.