protest banner workshop at asian arts initiative!

This is a post best told in pictures, mostly. In support of his “38 States” project, to work towards international adoptees being able to run for the office of President of the United States, Béla took a workshop in Protest Banner Making with Aram Han Sifuentes at the Asian Arts Initiative. There were some inspiring…

38 states

Well, South Korea has a new President today. But Béla’s Facebook Group, 38 States, was created a couple of weeks ago while Claudia was working on her standardized testing. Béla did as much of it himself as is possible, and I am very proud of him for that. While kids younger than Facebook-age may be…

so really. that thing about béla not being able to run for president.

We were invited by Kerry and Lana, from the National Constitution Center, to come and talk about what possibilities exist in the future for an amendment to the Constitution that would allow international adoptees like Béla to run for the office of President of the United States. He came away with many resources to read…

presidents’ day at the national constitution center

Tucker had seen that admission was free to the Constitution Center for Presidents’ Day. We’ve done very little of the stuff most people visit Philadelphia to do. So we did some. Béla kind of stole the day with this. But when we took this picture below, we put it up on Facebook, tagging our Philadelphia…

Dear Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

Dear Mayor Kenney, I tried really hard to volunteer for your council campaign over twenty years ago. Only ever got the phone runaround. I am thrilled to see you as Mayor. I have two eight-year-old children, one adopted domestically (African-American, born here in Philly) and the other adopted from South Korea. My son, Béla, is…