The programming is from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and each event occurs after one another. Please stay for the whole afternoon if you don’t want to miss any of the events.
For the first part of the celebration, the sharing of the adoptive mom’s adoption journey will take place inside the library. (Address: 1316 Broad Street, Providence, RI). The Tai Chi lesson/demonstration with relaxation techniques may be on the outside patio of the library, depending on the weather.
On this last Saturday of the AAPI Heritage Month celebration, we will feature adoptees from Asia who became Americans through adoption. Please register for this event. Pre-registered patrons will get a free book, ABCs of Asian American History at the end of the day. Register today!
We are featuring an adoptive mother who will share her story of adopting a girl from China, the cultural transition her daughter went through, which includes a “cultural transformation” she went through herself plus the many bittersweet turns and twists in their journey to be together as mother and daughter.
Come to hear the poignant journey of this mother and how their unbreakable bond of a mother’s love and the child’s fate destined them to be together, including how they conquered many challenges of prejudice, biases, and cultural change at different levels.
Our adoptive mother is also an artist and illustrator. She has documented her adoption journey with art and portraits. The journey of her adopted daughter has been illustrated with vivid art and scenery, which is an exhibit to be displayed this weekend.
In the latter part of the afternoon, we will hold a Tai Chi Lesson/Demonstration with Relaxation Techniques. This session will give you an activity to engage in to help you find spaciousness, reflection, and mental alignment to keep you in balance before leaving this event.
For more information, visit: AAPI Heritage Month Celebration 2023.
Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners! The month-long celebration of the AAPI Heritage Month would not have been possible without the generous grant and their support. We would like to express our heart-felt appreciation for their dedication.