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VOICES Community Event

September 24, 2023

We are thrilled to announce our very first VOICES event, a day-long event created for BIPOC adoptees and by BIPOC adoptees. This FREE day-long event will be on Sunday, September 24. You can find more details and register on our Eventbrite (see!

From 11am to 3pm, we will have programming for BIPOC adoptees, by us, including only us. This BIPOC adoptee-only programming includes a workshop with @conversationpodpiece facilitated by @patrickintheworld on narrative reclamation, adoptee storytelling, and social time to hang out with the BIPOC adoptee community.

From 4pm to 9pm, we will open the event to partners, friends, family, allies, and advocates who seek to support us, starting with a panel about adoptees in adulthood and our relationships with adoptive families facilitated by @adoptionmosaic. We will also have activities for intergenerational adoptee youth and social time for community building.

This event is FREE thanks to our partners Theatre Diaspora and MediaRites with funding by Metro Community Placemaking for the “Undefined and Overlooked” project and the generous community donors who have contributed through personal funds! We are still fundraising if you would like to donate: Eventbrite, Venmo, Cashapp, and Paypal. Please note “VOICES Community Event Donation.”

If you are a BIPOC adoptee and would like to table or be a vendor, please fill out the vendor form ( And if you are traveling from out of town, check out our travel guide (

This event is meant to be a safe, inclusive space for all BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and disabled members of our community. Steeplejack is ADA accessible. We will have an ASL sign language interpreter on site. Please contact us with questions or to communicate other accommodation requests.

A HUUUUUGE thank you goes to Theatre Diaspora (@theatrediaspora) and MediaRites (@mediarites) with funding by Metro Community Placemaking for the “Undefined and Overlooked” project. Their support and partnership are part of the backbone of this event. They are sponsoring the event, providing the space, and supporting the adoptee-centered programming. They have been central to making this happen!

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    September 24, 2023 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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    Steeplejack Brewery, 2400 NW Broadway
    Portland, OR, 97232
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