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    • 10/24/2020
    • (EDT)
    • 12/20/2020
    • (EST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Virtual Event

    Join us for a virtual Korean language study group. This informal group will work together to improve our Korean language skills. This is a casual, collaborative, beginner-level study group. 

    We are moving the meeting time from Tuesdays to Sundays, starting on August 23rd.

    We will meet online on Sundays from 7-8pm. You don't have to attend every series (though you're welcome to do so), this is set up so you can attend when you can.

    Please email info [at] bkadoptee.org to be added to the distribution list for materials and the Zoom link or RSVP via the Boston Korean Adoptees Facebook page.


    • 10/29/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    Renowned twin study researcher Dr. Nancy Segal will join us for a discussion about her research around “nature and nurture,” development, and human behavior. Dr. Segal is featured in TWINSTERS, the documentary film that explores the story of Korean identical twin sisters, separated at birth, who discovered each other online. She will be joined in conversation by BKA’s Research Coordinator, Ton Ferraro.

    This session is a pilot for BKA’s research education series. Post-session a link to a brief survey will be provided to help inform future programming.

    Please register for this event at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-jaTU8jZTB6RpmKVDnsBsg

    This event is made possible by support from the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare and National Center for the Rights of Children.

    • 11/07/2020
    • (EST)
    • 12/12/2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Event
    • 3
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    Dates:

    • Saturday, November 7, 11am - 1pm

      • Japchae

      • Zucchini Pancakes or Chives Pancakes

    • Saturday December 12, 11am - 1pm

      • Tteokbokki

      • Mini Gimbap


    Food is something that we all share and experience.  Our relationships with food is complex as identities, food, culture, and language influence one another.  Some folks enjoy eating, while others do not.  They only consume for caloric consumption. Some folks enjoy cooking over eating, while others focus on aesthetics.  Food is a way for us to express ourselves.  It can be an act of love, an act of disclosure, and an act of community activism as food is a way to bring us together.  As adoptees, our relationship with food, in particular with our country’s cuisine, can be complex; therefore, learning and eating can be a bold statement of reclaiming what was taken for us, to open our hearts to our native tongue, and/or to shun away as it’s a painful reminder of what is lost.  This time together is an opportunity for us to not only feast and learn how to make, but also to (re)connect, laugh, scream, and/or  breathe together, especially during this climate of uncertainty and unrest.  


    In November and December, we will meet in the kitchen and engage together via zoom for two hours.  After introductions, the instructor will first demonstrate, and then the participants will follow the steps. The instructor will be available for questions during the process. The menu is set up to ensure most participation from a wide array of dietary preferences and allergies.  If you are comfortable, please send me an email directly if you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences and allergies as I am happy to offer alternative suggestions to use. 

    Please note that this series is focused on vegetarian dishes (if you would like to learn to cook with meat, please check out the other cooking series "Connecting with Korean Culture in Our Kitchens".

    Information:

    Due to the pandemic, we will meet via zoom. We will center each two hour cooking class around a few dishes. The instructor will first demonstrate, and then the participants will follow the steps. The instructor will be available for questions during the process. All levels of cooking are welcomed. 

    We recognize that folks have various dietary restrictions, allergens, or preferences. We will do our best to offer alternative choices or substitute accordingly. Please let us know if you have any allergies, diet, or preferences, as that will enable us to offer alternative suggestions in ensuring an inclusive environment. 

    Registration:

    Registration for this cooking series will be opened to paying BKA members first for 3 days only (Members, please log in to access registration). After that it will be opened to the rest of the BKA community for a small fee of $20. There are 5 spots available. 

    Once you receive your cooking kit, you cannot cancel your registration. If you have any questions or have any extenuating circumstances, please contact Holly at 

    pears122 [at] mail.chapman.edu.

    Notes:

    • We ask that you sign up based on your availability to attend all classes.

    • You will be provided with an essential Korean cooking starter kit that will include pantry items that are commonly used in all Korean dishes. The cooking starter kit can be contactlessly delivered within 30 miles of the Boston area over the weekend. 

    • You will be responsible for purchasing fresh produce, meat, and other ingredients on your own. Each menu and a list of ingredients will be posted on the BKA website and Facebook event.

    • You will be responsible for having other utensils and cooking equipment such as: cutting board, sharp knives, measuring cups and spoons, pots and pans, cooking utensils such as a wooden spoon for stirring.


    Funding for this event is provided by a grant from the NCRC.

    • 11/14/2020
    • (EST)
    • 12/19/2020
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual Event
    • 2
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    Join BKA Board Member, Lauren, on Zoom for Korean cooking classes! We’ll be learning to make traditional dishes as well as modern favorites over the course of three Saturdays in November and December. Please note that this series includes meat dishes (if you would like to learn vegetarian cooking instead, please check out the other cooking series "Community Care: Nourishing Ourselves".

    Each class will last around two hours and we will focus on one or two main dishes as well as some sides. If you have any dietary restrictions, just let Lauren know ahead of time and she’ll do her best to offer up suggestions for substitutions. All levels of cooking experience are welcome to join.

    You will be provided with an essential Korean cooking starter kit that will include many pantry items that are commonly used in Korean dishes. The cooking starter kit can be delivered within 30 miles of the Boston area. You will be responsible for purchasing fresh produce, meat, and other ingredients on your own. Each menu and a list of ingredients will be posted on the BKA website and Facebook event.

    Registration

    Registration for this cooking series will be open to paying BKA members first for 3 days only (Members will need to log in to register). After that it will be opened up to the rest of the BKA community for a small fee of $20. There are 5 spots that come with ingredient kits available and you will be registering to attend all three classes in this series. 

    Once you receive your cooking kit, you cannot cancel your registration. If you have any questions or have any extenuating circumstances, please contact lauren [at] bkadoptee.org directly.

    Menu

    • Saturday, November 14th - 11-1pm

      • Korean fried chicken 

    • Saturday, November 28th - 11-1pm

      • Gimbab three ways 

      • Doenjang jjigae 

    • Saturday, December 19th - 11-1pm

      • Bulgogi

      • Japchae

      • Kimchi jjigae

    Funding for this event is provided by a grant from the NCRC.

Past events

10/18/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
10/11/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
10/04/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
10/02/2020 BKA Annual Meeting and Chuseok (Virtual)
09/27/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
09/20/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
09/16/2020 BKA Board and Volunteer Info Session
09/13/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
09/06/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
08/31/2020 Exploring Names and Identity for Transracial Korean and Chinese Adoptees (Virtual Webinar)
08/30/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
08/23/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Sundays)
08/20/2020 As an Adoptee: Where do I Belong?
08/14/2020 Virtual Game Night
08/13/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
07/30/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
07/23/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
07/16/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
07/09/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
07/02/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
06/25/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
06/18/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
06/05/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
05/28/2020 Korean Language Study Group (Thursdays)
05/21/2020 Korean Language Study Group
05/09/2020 Post-Screening Virtual Discussion/Party: Little Fires Everywhere
04/24/2020 Online Discussion Group: Covid-19 Check-In
04/04/2020 BKA Field Trip: Korean Consulate Visit | DNA Testing Form - CANCELLED
03/26/2020 BKA March Happy Hour - CANCELLED
02/26/2020 February Happy Hour
02/05/2020 Impromptu Dinner
01/29/2020 Lunar New Year Social co-sponsored with CCI
01/25/2020 Lunar New Year Dinner 2020
12/21/2019 Discussion Group Open Forum
12/16/2019 BKA December Happy Hour
12/14/2019 CANCELLED - Discussion Group: Resilience by Tammy Chu
12/08/2019 BKA Dinner at Buk Kyung - CANCELLED
12/08/2019 December Ice Skating & Dinner - SKATING CANCELLED
11/30/2019 BKA Field Trip: "Parasite" followed by Discussion Group
11/13/2019 BKA November Happy Hour
11/09/2019 Impromptu Discussion Group: Cooking and Community
11/02/2019 "Mixed Korean" Book Reading
10/27/2019 BKA Co-Presents "Geographies of Kinship" at the Boston Asian American Film Festival
10/17/2019 BKA October Happy Hour
09/28/2019 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner 2019
09/18/2019 BKA September Happy Hour
09/15/2019 September Discussion Group: Dealing with Dumb Questions
08/21/2019 August Happy Hour
08/14/2019 BKA Discussion Group - Citizenship
08/10/2019 Korean Cooking Class!
07/28/2019 July Discussion Group: Got Milk?
07/20/2019 BKA Summer BBQ - CANCELLED
07/20/2019 Lunch at Korea Garden
07/12/2019 July Happy Hour
06/19/2019 June Happy Hour
06/13/2019 June Discussion Group: Who Am I? Navigating Multiple Identities...
05/30/2019 May Discussion Group: Art, Expression, and Identity
05/26/2019 May Discussion Group
05/16/2019 May Happy Hour
04/18/2019 April Happy Hour
04/11/2019 April Discussion Group - IKAA Gathering & Travel Tips for Korea
03/16/2019 BKA Field Trip: Celine Song's "Endlings" at the ART
02/19/2019 BKA February Happy Hour
02/09/2019 Lunar New Year Dinner
01/30/2019 January Discussion Group - Birth Search
01/08/2019 BKA January Happy Hour!
12/20/2018 Impromptu Discussion: Korean/Asian-American Movies and Books
12/02/2018 Korean Cooking Class!
11/28/2018 BKA FUNdraiser at Jillian's / Lucky Strike
11/06/2018 BKA November Happy Hour!
10/29/2018 October Discussion Group-Internalized Racism and White Privilege
10/22/2018 BKA Co-Presents "re: Home" at the Boston Asian American Film Festival
10/13/2018 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner 2018
10/06/2018 Fall's in the Air...
10/02/2018 BKA Info Session - CANCELLED
09/13/2018 BKA Happy Hour
09/11/2018 September Discussion Group: "Caring for Your Family and Loved Ones"
08/30/2018 August Discussion Group: Language
08/05/2018 BKA Summer BBQ
07/24/2018 July Discussion Group: Current Events - How Are You Doing?
07/14/2018 POSTPONED - July Discussion Group: Families and Parenting - New Date TBD
06/26/2018 June Happy Hour
06/07/2018 June Dinner @ Korea Garden
05/23/2018 May Discussion Group: Transnational Adoption and National Identity
04/30/2018 April Discussion Group
04/26/2018 April Happy Hour
03/29/2018 March Discussion Group
02/26/2018 BKA Discussion Group Planning Meeting
02/17/2018 Lunar New Year Dinner
11/16/2017 *Impromptu* BKA Discussion Group: Relationships
11/04/2017 Annual Meeting and (Belated) Chuseok Dinner
10/20/2017 BKA Co-Presents "AKA Seoul" at the Boston Asian-American Film Festival
09/23/2017 BKA Field Trip: The Big E
09/18/2017 BKA Board Info Session
09/10/2017 Cooking Class: Dumpling-making at Mei Mei
08/10/2017 BKA FUNdraiser at Jillian's / Lucky Strike
08/03/2017 July Discussion Group
07/28/2017 July Happy Hour
07/16/2017 BKA Summer BBQ
06/29/2017 BKAChats June Meeting
06/17/2017 EMW Anniversary and BKA Library Kickoff
06/08/2017 June Happy Hour!
04/22/2017 Expressive Arts Workshops for Adopted Adults of Color
03/05/2017 BKA Game Night
02/22/2017 February Happy Hour!
01/15/2017 Holiday & Lunar New Year Party
12/13/2016 December Happy Hour
11/19/2016 Family Volunteer Day
10/20/2016 Boston Asian American Film Festival - Tyrus (Thursday)
10/15/2016 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
09/22/2016 BKA Discussion Group, September: "Going Home" Screening
09/02/2016 Korean Fried Chicken and Drinks
08/26/2016 Post-Film Dinner and Discussion
08/26/2016 BKA Field Trip: Film at the MFA, Trip 2
08/21/2016 BKA Field Trip: Film at the MFA and Dinner
07/12/2016 Korean Food Culture at Meju Restaurant
07/07/2016 July Happy Hour
06/25/2016 Summer BBQ
06/23/2016 BKA Discussion Group, June: KAD Conferences and Gatherings
06/07/2016 BKA June Social - Bowling for BKA
04/16/2016 Korean Cooking Class with the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
04/10/2016 BKA Korean Language Class
03/31/2016 "Searching for Go-Hyang" Film Screening and BKAChats Launch Discussion
03/26/2016 Western MA KAD Dinner
03/26/2016 Korean Cooking Class with the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
03/17/2016 March Dinner
03/16/2016 BKA Field Trip: New Sounds for Silk Strings Contemporary Gayageum Music from East and West at Wellesley College
02/13/2016 Lunar New Year Dinner
01/21/2016 January Happy Hour
01/14/2016 KADtalk, BKA's Book and Film Group: January Meeting
01/09/2016 An Afternoon on the Ice
11/05/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: November Meeting
11/01/2015 BKA Service Event: Cradles to Crayons
10/15/2015 "Adoptees in the Wild, Season 1" Film Screening
10/10/2015 "Operation Babylift" FREE Community Screening - Co-Presented by BKA, BAAFF and Viet-Aid
10/03/2015 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
09/12/2015 KADtalk 2-year Anniversary/A Celebration of Korean Adoptee Literature and Film
08/02/2015 Summer BBQ
07/15/2015 July Happy Hour
07/11/2015 Lucky Chow: Stories of Asian Culinary Culture (Film Screening) - Co-Presented by BKA, QAPA and BAAFF
07/09/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: July Meeting
05/14/2015 BKA May Social - Bowling for BKA
05/07/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: May Meeting
03/26/2015 March Social - Doughraiser
03/05/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: March Meeting
02/28/2015 Lunar New Year Dinner
02/05/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: February Meeting
01/22/2015 January Happy Hour!
01/15/2015 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: January Meeting (add-on meeting)
12/13/2014 Annual BKA Holiday Party
12/04/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: December Meeting
10/18/2014 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
10/08/2014 Board of Directors Info Session
10/02/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: October Meeting
09/05/2014 BKA Late Summer Social
08/14/2014 BKA Anniversary Conference
08/07/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: August Meeting
07/25/2014 BKA Happy Hour
07/11/2014 BKA Happy Hour
06/20/2014 Mix and Mingle at Daedalus
06/05/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: June Meeting
05/03/2014 BKA Field Trip: Stonyfield Farm 5k and Harvest Fair
05/01/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: May Meeting
04/26/2014 8th Annual Dessert Fundraiser
04/03/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: April Meeting
03/29/2014 BKA Goes Bowling!
03/01/2014 Open Dialogue Workshop
02/06/2014 KADtalk, a literature and film discussion group: February Meeting
02/01/2014 Lunar New Year Dinner
12/14/2013 Annual BKA Holiday Party
12/12/2013 KADtalk, a BKA reading group: December Meeting
11/23/2013 Boba (Bubble Tea) & Game Night Fundraiser
11/07/2013 KADtalk, a BKA reading group: November Meeting
10/19/2013 BKA Tag Sale
09/21/2013 Annual Meeting and Chuseok Dinner
08/31/2013 BKA Fenway Outing: Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox
08/24/2013 Board of Directors Info Session
08/19/2013 Book Club Meeting
07/27/2013 Patbingsoo & Game Night Fundraiser
07/07/2013 Summer BBQ
05/04/2013 BKA’s (ridiculously belated) annual Lunar New Year Dinner
04/27/2013 A Little Peace (Dessert Fundraiser)
03/20/2013 BKA Field Trip: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
03/06/2013 Democracy, Poetry and Prose
02/09/2013 Lunar New Year Dinner
01/26/2013 The BKA Anniversary Conference Pizza Forum
12/01/2012 Annual BKA Holiday Party
10/27/2012 BKA Trivia Night!
09/29/2012 Chuseok Dinner, Annual Meeting and Open House
07/28/2012 Summer BBQ
06/23/2012 Fingerprints: A Discussion Group - Session 3
06/09/2012 Bonchon + MD1
05/19/2012 Fingerprints: A Discussion Group - Session 2
04/07/2012 Fingerprints: A Discussion Group - Session 1
04/06/2012 Book Reading with Krys Lee, author of Drifting House
03/24/2012 Spring Get-Together at the Russell House Tavern
03/22/2012 Book Club Meeting
02/11/2012 BKA Community Dinner
01/25/2012 Book Club Meeting
12/17/2011 BKA Holiday Party
11/11/2011 Speaking the Unspoken: Recognizing Adoptee Artists
09/24/2011 BKA Volunteers! Cradles to Crayons
08/13/2011 BKA Volunteers! Gardening and Farm Work at Waltham Fields
06/11/2011 Summer BBQ
10/29/2010 Journeys Abroad, Journeys Within: A Korean Adoption Film Festival
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