Sat, Sep 25|
Transracial/Transnational Adoptee Dialogue: This Land Podcast (Season Two)
Join us to discuss the gutting of the Indian Child Welfare Act and how it relates to the experiences of transracial and/or transnational adoptees. This space is dedicated to folks who have as part of their adoption story, transracial or transnational features, or both.
Time & Location
Sep 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Join us to discuss the gutting of the Indian Child Welfare Act and how it relates to the experiences of transracial and/or transnational adoptees. Both Jenny & Nathan identify as TRA/TNA folks and have studied a bit about trans-racial and trans-national adoption but do not identify as Indigenous. Because of that fact, there are some aspects of this conversation that we may miss because we don’t have lived experience as Native folks. We are here as experts on our own lived experiences and to facilitate a conversation for other TRA/TNA folks. This two part conversation seeks to connect TRA/TNA people who want to more deeply understand the political, social, and economic ways transracial and/or transnational adoption continues to be a tool of US colonialism to a supportive, affinity space for co-learning and co-meaning-making.
* This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation. In the following dialogue, taking place November 20 3-5pm, we will discuss Episodes 4- the end of the season.
Episode 1: Solomon’s Sword
Episode 2: Behind the Curtain
Episode 3: Grandma Versus the Foster Parents
Bios of Facilitators:
Nathan Zeckmeister 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.
Jenny Kordosky (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.