This Is Us; Hudson Valley

April 18, 2018

SUNY New Paltz; Science Hall Room 118

SUNY, New Paltz, NY 12561

Organized By

AGAPE – Hudson Valley

This Is Us: Adoption In The Real World

A moderated panel discussion about adoption, family and relationships

This is Us has captured the attention of millions with its candid portrayal of families today, the intricacies of who and what constitutes family and how these relationships shape our identities as individuals and as a family unit.

Please join the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York and SUNY New Paltz for a real life discussion with our panel of characters including birth parents, adoptive parents, adoption professionals and, adopted persons.

Through a moderated panel presentation, we will explore how we construct family today, the meaning this has for us, and how to create a social context in which today’s families are embraced and celebrated for the rich diversity this brings to all of our lives.

Television programming such as This is Us allows us to use a culturally relevant and timely media hit to have a deeper discussion about the complexities of families today, the realities of these experiences, and the need to educate our communities in order that all families have access to what they need to be strong.

This Is Us will feature a panel of adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, caseworkers and others, talking honestly about adoption. Together, we will explore and discuss the way in which adoption and foster care impact all involved. We’ll also allow ample time for questions and answers.

Sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Department of Sociology and the Concentration in Human Services

RSVP Your Seat Now!

April 18th, 2018; 6:30-8:30 pm  at the Science Hall Room 181 on the campus of SUNY New Paltz at the corner of Plattekill Avenue and South Manheim Boulevard (Route 32 South).  (For GPS: Use 25 South Manheim Boulevard)
~doors open at 6:00 ~ seating is limited so register early~

Parking available on street and in lots (except spaces noted as “Residents Only”)

 “This is Us; Adoption in the Real World” is also in Ithaca and coming soon to Long Island!