As a long-time resident of Minneapolis and a member of the ASAC Executive Committee, I’m excited to welcome this event to my home town. I’m particularly looking forward to the creative work that will be featured at this year’s conference.
Deann Borshay Liem will introduce her new film, Geographies of Kinship, which follows Korean adoptees from the U.S. and Europe on their journeys to reconnect with their birth country and piece together their past. Deann’s autobiographical films First Person Plural and In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee are touchstones of Korean adoptee cultural production.
And Mu Performing Arts, Minnesota’s only pan-Asian performing arts organization and one of the largest Asian American performing arts companies in the United States, will present staged readings tracing twenty years of adoption theater in the Twin Cities.