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AAPI Movie Screening and Panel Discussion


Friday, May 10, 2024

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT

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In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee documents award-winning film maker Deann Borshay Liem’s journey to find answers as to why her identity was switched before being sent to America for her adoption. The movie follows Deann as she returns to Korea to find her “double” and raises questions about the history and ethics of international adoption from South Korea.

After the screening, please join us for a panel discussion, featuring Korean American adoptees, their stories, and our hopes to raise awareness for the Equal Citizenship for Children Act of 2023 / Adoptee Citizenship Act, and South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s investigation into possible human rights violations linked to South Korea’s past military governments, including the widespread falsification of children’s origins to make them “adoptable.”

Presented by

  • James Hurt, Associate, Sheppard Mullin
  • Jordan Kang, Consultant, Lean Business Solutions
  • Dana Schlafman
  • Mary Schlafman, Executive Board Member, Me & Korea
  • Warren Den (Moderator), Deputy Public Defender County of San Diego, President Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego 


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Happy Hour with Asian-Inspired Dinner and Drinks

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee Movie Screening

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

7:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Virtual Q&A with Filmmaker, Deann Borshay Liem

7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion

8:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

*Schedule of events subject to change.


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