Our guest this evening is Nicole Opper who directed and produced an independent film called Off and Running: An American Coming of Age, a story about an African American teenage girl named Avery who grew up in a unique and loving household with white Jewish lesbian adoptive parents. When Avery became curious about her African American roots, she decides to contact her birthmother. Her choice thrusts Avery into a complicated exploration of race, identity, and family. The Film opens at the IFC Center on 6th Avenue and 3rd Street on January 29th. Also interviewed is the outreach coordinator of the film Sara Kiener. Pat and Chester Host.
- AGAPE – A New Post Adoption Program
- Anita and Linda DeSantis Share Their Adoption Story
- Yaridania Betancourt – Making life better for youth in care.
- Helping Children Love Themselves and Overcome Their Negative Belief Systems with Heather Forbes
- Entered Foster care at 17 and aged out at 21 with Desiree Moore.
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