We are delighted to announce the agenda for our new workshop, "How to Respond to Microaggressions."
Welcome from the Korean Embassy and ASIA Families (1:00 p.m.)
Mr. Minsoo Park, the minister counselor of the Ministry of Health and Welfare from the Korean Embassy, and Grace Song, executive director of ASIA Families, will welcome participants and express the Korean government's support for adult adoptees from Korea.
Introductions and Getting Acquainted (1:10 p.m.)
After Mr. Park and Ms. Song depart, Lilly Gilmour will introduce the panel and set the stage for participants to meet each other and interact. Lilly is an adult adoptee from Korea and member of the ASIA Families Board of Directors.
What Are Microaggressions? (1:25 p.m.)
This segment includes a video, presentation, and discussion on the topic of microaggressions.
Adult Adoptee Panel: Our Stories (1:50 p.m.)
Three panelists will share their stories and personal experiences with microaggressions. The session will be moderated by Lilly Gilmour, with time after the presentation for questions and discussion.
- Kira Omans, special guest panelist, 2015 Pacific Miss Asian American
- Jonathan Lee Albert, member of the ASIA Families Board of Directors and analyst at Attain, LLC
- Matthew Gong, language analyst for the United States Army
Break (2:50 p.m)
The Crucial Conversations Model (3:05 p.m.)
Lilly will provide an introduction to the Crucial Conversations model and how it can be used to respond to microaggressions.
Small Group Exercises: Scenarios (3:35 p.m.)
Group Discussion (4:35 p.m.)
Conclusions and Closing Announcement: Adoption Citizenship Act (4:50 p.m.)
Dinner with Adoption Links, DC (5:00 p.m.)
Optional and lots of fun!
For workshop details, see Responding to Microaggressions: An Exclusive Workshop for Adult Adoptees.
Photo credit: Kiyun Kim, Racial Microaggressions photo series