BOSTON | MA
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China’s Children International || Families with Children from China New England Adoptee Workshop and Kick-off Event for the Boston-area Chinese Adoptee Community
CCI and FCCNE came together to start dialogue and kick-off community building among local Boston-area Chinese adoptees. All Chinese adoptees high school age or older were invited to participate in our first gathering to learn more, make connections and share their thoughts. This afternoon meeting included a short introduction to each of the hosting organizations, an adoptee-designed and led workshop planned especially for this occasion, and an optional social dinner following the event.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (workshop)
Dinner about 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Hei La Moon in Chinatown
Pao Arts Center in Chinatown, Boston (99 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02111 - The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway Building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111.)
Participation was free to all Chinese adoptees in the community.
After the event, CCI hosted a social meet-up in which we had dinner and bubble tea together at Hei La Moon restaurant in Chinatown and bonded over casual conversation.
China’s Children International (CCI)
China’s Children International is one of the first international support and networking organizations created by and for Chinese adoptees. Our mission is to empower Chinese adoptees from all over the world by creating an inclusive and supportive community for all of us who share this common beginning. http://chinaschildreninternational.org/who-we-are
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chinaschildreninternational/
Families with Children from China New England (FCCNE)
Founded in 1995, Families with Children from China New England (FCCNE) is a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting families with children of all ages from China, from babies to young adults, as well as waiting families. Based in Greater Boston, our families live in all six New England states or have ties to the area.
MASS. MEMORIES ROAD SHOW
Right before our event, the Chinese Historical Society of New England (http://www.chsne.org), the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England held an event called the Chinese American Experience Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS). The Mass. Memories Road Show was a community event that celebrates Chinese American Experiences in Massachusetts by digitizing family photos and stories, which will be archived for future generations. Anyone with a connection to the Chinese community in Massachusetts - including Chinese immigrants, Chinese Americans, international students, and adoptees - was welcome to attend. All ages could participate and families were encouraged to come together.
This event was open to the public and was NOT sponsored by FCCNE or CCI, however, we encouraged interested adoptees to come take part in this special event.