Preview of – Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Bookclub, Poetry, Racial Concerns | No Comments

Hi, book group folks! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I’m looking forward to seeing all of you again soon. We will meet again on Sunday, August 7, from 4 to 6 pm. Please see our private member pages on Meetup for the address and directions to our gathering space. In August… Read more ➞

Preview of – The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez – Post by Shawna Ervin

Hello readers! We had a great discussion with Michelle Theall last month about her book, Teaching the Cat to Sit. We missed those of you who were unable to make it. The book group will meet again on Sunday, May 1, from 4 to 6 pm in southwest Denver. Please see details on our member… Read more ➞

“You…don’t see what you don’t want to see.” – James McBride, “The Good Lord Bird”

  The TAFicity book club had its inaugural meeting on Feb. 1 while something else was on TV. We burrowed into The Good Lord Bird by James McBride and had a great discussion. In this book, McBride wove historical accounts of John Brown and Harper’s Ferry, which was a catalyst for the Civil War, into… Read more ➞

Preview of “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride – Post by Shawna Ervin

Hello fellow readers! I’m so excited to have been asked to lead a book group for TAFicity. As a writer and mom to two kids born in Korea this is a great fit for me. Our first book will be The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. The book was the 2013 National Book Award… Read more ➞

Give the Gift of TAFicity Membership

Hello, Community Supporter! Do you know a transracial family who could benefit from a loving, welcoming, accepting, and supportive community?  Consider paying a year’s membership in TAFicity for this family! As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations made to us, including membership dues gifts, are fully tax-deductible. The transracially adoptive family you gift with membership will… Read more ➞

Be Color-Brave rather than Color-Blind – Melody Hobson (re-post video from TED talks)

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Community, Racial Concerns, Video | No Comments

Please take 14 minutes to watch this video.  Then, please take action.  We can all be color brave. Be Color Brave Thank you, Melody Hobson, for your visionary insights.

Welcome to our New Website (TAFicity blog post)

We are excited to welcome you all to our new website! Welcome to the virtual neighborhood that is TAFicity, a social and educational community for transracially adoptive families.  We invite you to join us on our journey as we work to build a better world for our children, our families, and truly, for all. In… Read more ➞

A Letter to My ( Adopted ) Child (TAFicity blog post)

By Patti Jacobs Hein Dear Child of Mine, Before I met you, I was the perfect parent.  I had all the answers, was confident in the best ways to care for you, to build you up, to keep you safe, to teach you to make good choices for yourself, to nurture your dreams, and guide… Read more ➞

A Worthy Voice: Trans-racial adoptee; Susan Harris O’Connor (re-blog post)

Given the recently renewed back-and-forth over whether white adults can be good parents, even good enough parents, to children of color (via transracial adoption, specifically), I want to share this with you.

Parent-Child Selfie Project & Pot Luck (member event)

Hi, Community!!! Some of you have seen this clip making its way around social media circles. To others, this will be new. The Selfie Project can be found here on this clip: http://unlooker.com/selfie/ (Full disclosure, this original event does seem to be sponsored by Dove products, and there are some dissenters who do not like… Read more ➞

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