“Adoption and Identity Intertwined”
Film Screening and Discussion with Mei Kelly
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Reception at 6:30 pm, lecture at 7pm
This event is at the Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL
Admission: $10, EHC members are free
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Join us for a screening of Mei Kelly’s short documentary, “Adoption and Identity Intertwined.” (22min.) Adopted at nine months old from Southern China, Kelly uses her film to tell the stories of adopted teens today and to explore a range of issues related to adoption. The film was sponsored by The Beat, a subsection of the Cradle, an adoption agency in Evanston, whose early supporters included Caro Blymer Dawes. A discussion with Kelly and filmmaker Susan Hope Engel, who mentored Kelly on the film, follows the film screening.
This is a “Year of Dawes” event. The YOD events of 2016 will take a look at a variety of themes related to Dawes’ life and career.