Contact: Laura Wachs
‘VOICES OF KOREAN ADOPTION’ PROJECT TO SHOWCASE EXPERIENCE OF ADOPTEES
LOCAL SEATTLEITE TO USE ART TO RAISE FUNDS FOR KOREAN ADOPTEE ORG WHILE REUNITING WITH HER BIOLOGICAL FAMILY
SEATTLE, WA and SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – April 03, 2014 – Laura Wachs, established performance artist and community organizer, is excited to announce ‘The Voices of Korean Adoption’. This powerful art project will raise money to benefit Korean adoption agencies GOAL and KoRoot, through a performance poetry showcase. The showcase will feature poets from around the world who were adopted from Korea.
The art project arose out of Wachs’ own journey to reunite with her biological parents. Wachs is awaiting confirmation from an agency helping her locate and meet them. Meanwhile, she plans to tell the world about the uniquely intricate experience of adoptees through several means: the above-mentioned poetry showcase, a book of poems from Korean adoptees all over the world, a book of poems presenting Wachs’ own journey, and a series of poetry workshops.
“The project presented itself to me,” Wachs remarked. “Once I began talking about my trip to reunite with my biological parents, I was flooded with stories of adoption. To see how prevalent this narrative was made me realize I wanted to bring awareness to it.”
“After running a successful benefit show for the Crisis Clinic of King County this past December to support the field of mental health, I decided I wanted to bring the same sort of healing to the adoptee experience.”
Wachs is running a Kickstarter campaign to support the project. The campaign has thus far raised over 50% of the $10,000 goal, with two weeks remaining.
Visit “The Voices of Korean Adoption” on Kickstarter (link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057364396/the-voices-of-korean-adoption ) to help tell these incredible stories.
To learn more about the heart behind the project, or for additional information about the crowdfunding campaign, contact Laura Wachs at firstname.lastname@example.org.