The Adoption Institute will hold an exciting, unusual event on Jan. 18, 2011 to heighten public, media and policymaker awareness about the need to restore adopted adults’ right to access their original birth certificates.
SPECIAL ATTRACTION: The event will feature the official world premier of “I’m Legit” by Darryl (DMC) McDaniels and Zara Philips, an exceptional and moving music video that vividly brings to life the issue we’ll be focusing on that day.
More details will be coming your way soon, along with an e-vite so that you can RSVP. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars, plan to attend if you can – and forward this save-the-date email to interested friends, colleagues, etc.
Here are the essentials:
WHO: Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Darryl McDaniels, prominent activists and scholars, surprise guests
WHAT: Panel presentation, Q&A and discussion of next steps based on the Institute’s “For the Records” reports
WHEN: From 9:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2011; please note: light refreshments will be served
WHERE: The Hard Rock Café in Times Square, at 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (thank you Hard Rock!!!)
WHY: We believe greater knowledge/advocacy will help achieve equal rights, human dignity and social justice
The Adoption Institute is committed to this cause, and we will work collaboratively with everyone who wants to make this event (and opening records!) a success. We’re still in the planning stages, so please send me a message if you have questions or input. Meanwhile, have a wonderful, delicious holiday with your families and friends. Adam.