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Tween & Teen Club-Discussion Group
Tweens 3:00-6:00 pm
The tweens will be joined by Connie Galambos Malloy and the teens will be joined by Julia Chinyere Oparah, Ph.D., both adult adopted people, who will coordinate discussions with the youth and answer questions about their own experience as adoptees.
Julia Chinyere Oparah (formerly Sudbury), Ph.D.,is an activist scholar,Professor and Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at Mills College. She is co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption (South End 2006), a collection of critical essays, personal testimonies and artwork by transracial and international adoptees. She is also editor of Global Lockdown: Race, Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex (Routledge 2005), co-editor of Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism and Social Change (Paradigm Publishers 2008), and author of Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women’s Organisations and the Politics of Transformation (Routledge 1998).Julia has been involved in the racial justice, anti-violence, anti-prison and LGBTQ movements in the U.S., U.K., and Canada for two decades. She established Sankofa, a former Bay Area support group for transracial adoptees and is a founding member of Adopted and Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora.
Connie Archbold Malloy is an Afro-Caribbean adoptee from San Andres Island, Colombia, who grew up with a Caucasian family in the United States. A founding board member of AFAAD: Adopted & Fostered Adults of the African Diaspora, Connie has directed both the Pact Camp Children’s Program and Bay Area Teen Club in recent years. Connie was appointed Senior Program Officer for the James Irvine Foundation’s California Democracy program in 2012. At the foundation, she is engaged in grantmaking related to civic engagement and governance reform. Before joining Irvine, Connie served as Senior Director of Programs for Urban Habitat in Oakland where she co-developed the landmark Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute to identify, train, place and support low-income people and people of color for priority public-sector commissions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception, the institute has broken down institutional barriers and helped dispel perceptions about the "lack of qualified candidates" to serve on decision-making bodies in the Bay Area.
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