KAAN 2015: Intersections of Race, Identity, and Adoption

As the media buzz kicked off by #RachelDolezal swells around “new” conversations of race, identity, and misappropriation, a national adoptive community organization prepares for its seventeenth annual conference on these same topics. Leaders from across the country will converge in St. Louis, MO from June 26-28, 2015 at an event hosted by KAAN (the Korean … More KAAN 2015: Intersections of Race, Identity, and Adoption

What Transracial Adoptees Share: A Conversation with Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D.

by Mark Hagland Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D., was abandoned in northern India in the 1970’s, and adopted at the age of two-and-a-half years. She grew up in Aitkin, a small town in Minnesota located more than two hours north of Minneapolis-St. Paul. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Bethel College and her Master’s degree at … More What Transracial Adoptees Share: A Conversation with Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Ph.D.

Racism and White Privilege: Breaking out of the “White Club”

An Interview by Mark Hagland For the fifth year in a row, Jennifer Griffith Hilzinger will help lead a session for all KAAN attendees on racism and white privilege. She will join Terra Trevor, Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, and Mark Hagland in initiating a participatory discussion on those topics. Jen and Terra are transracially adoptive parents, … More Racism and White Privilege: Breaking out of the “White Club”