THANK YOU TO ALL ATTENDEES OF THE IKAA EUROPEAN GATHERING in PARIS!!!
PARIS, June 29 - July 1, 2012 - Racines Coréennes has continued the tradition of IKAA‘s European Gatherings for Korean Adoptees, and hosted the European Gathering from Friday June 29th to Sunday July 1st of 2012, in the beloved city of Paris. More than 250 Korean-born adoptees from 14 different countries have gathered for 4 sunny days to share their history, their experiences, learn more about South Korea and Paris. This exceptional event, first time in France, helps foster dialogue between adoptees and major actors of the adoption in France, in Korea and shakes the rest of the world's conscience.
Racines Coréennes is excited to welcome a great diversity of attendees coming from around the world! Attendees will be offered all-day events, featuring several conferences providing enlightening reflection on international adoption and post-adoption, the unique chance to view an upcoming new French Cartoon Movie still in production (an animated life story by a French Korea-born adoptee cartoonist that will be released in June 2012), many performances (dance & music), and the gala dinner will be held on Saturday June 30th.
Founded in February 1995, Racines coréennes is an association ruled by French law gathering French adoptees born in Korea.
One of the central goal of Racines coréennes has been to empower opportunities for Korean-born adoptees of networking in France (learning more about both Korea and sharing the human experiences of adoption) and also through international community of Korean adoptees.