Search Past Posts
Articles on Adoption
On Adoption Resistance: Bridging False Divides
September 1, 2014
Racism, Class and Adoption: Facing Off With the 'Smiling Foxes' of NPR
January 16, 2014
Adoption, Surrogacy, and Birthright
April 15, 2013
The New Abolition: Ending Adoption in Our Time
August 18, 2012
Islamophobia and Adoption: Who Are the Civilized?
April 17, 2012
Re-evaluating Adoption: Validating the Local
February 11, 2008
- On Adoption Resistance: Bridging False Divides
Articles on Lebanon, Palestine, etc.
Digging at “Ground Zero”: The Message of Radio Row
September 7, 2011
Words From the First Intifada
May 23, 2011
May 15: The Return to Palestine, from the Maroun Ar-Ras Border
May 21, 2011
A Black Panther in Beirut: Emory Douglas Goes to Lebanon
January 13, 2010
- Digging at “Ground Zero”: The Message of Radio Row
Articles on Art/Design/Culture
Boycott, Divest, and Sanction
May 10, 2014
Resistance in Print: The Jamaa Al-Yad Collective
June 26, 2012
Sacha Cohen and Arab Minstrelsy
May 19, 2012
Voice Manifest: The theory and practice of collective expression
June 25th, 2012
Political Illustration: Lebanon and Beyond
December 7, 2011
Riots by Design: Resisting the London Olympics
December 1, 2011
Traversing Meanings: Remapping East and West
July 1, 2009
Brand America: Of False Promises and Snake Oil
July 1, 2009
- Boycott, Divest, and Sanction
Category Archives: Engagements & Events
Adoption via Lebanon: Practices of Extirpation and Their Impact on Kinship, Community, Identity, and Citizenship Presented under the gracious auspices of The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut Advertisements
SAVE THE DATE: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC)
Theme: Building Communities, Changing Discourses Date: October 27–29, 2016 Location: Minneapolis I will be presenting a paper entitled: “Citizenship and Statelessness: The Adoptee as Citizen, Denizen, Alien”.
The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at AUB presents: A fellowship lecture on the topic of adoption via Lebanon by Daniel Drennan, followed by a screening of the film Memory: Unknown, which documents those adopted via Lebanon to Scandinavia and their … Continue reading
Theme: Myth and Reality in Adoption: Transforming Practice Through Lessons Learned Date: June 9–11, 2016 Location: Montclair State University, New Jersey I will be presenting a paper entitled: “Citizenship and Statelessness: The Adoptee as Citizen, Denizen, Alien”; schedule to be … Continue reading
We actively seek proposals which address issues related to transforming practice in adoption. Ideally such proposals will be designed to have a positive impact on those individuals, families, and communities affected by adoption. This Call for Papers is specifically aimed at adoption professionals, researchers, scholars, clinicians, educators, social workers, activists, allies, and graduate students. Continue reading
In sponsorship with CASAR, the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, the Arab Studies Institute, the Arts and Humanities Initiative and the English Department at the American University of Beirut, a panel discussion “Narratives of Hope” discussing Malcolm X … Continue reading
Badael/Alternatives presents: Origins Café A monthly venue for the discussion of issues related to all those separated from their origins.
Badael/Alternatives presents: حبل صرّة | Umbilical Cord Testimonies from the world of forced separation. After more than a century, the wars are still going on. Featuring the photography of Samer Mohdad.
51 years after his last visit, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Malcolm X returns to speak again in Beirut. Then he was denied speaking rights at the American University of Beirut. This time he is welcomed.
The How Class Works Conference [link to conference web site] took place at SUNY/Stonybrook on June 5, 2014. I presented a paper entitled: “The Class-Based Roots of Adoption and Adoption Mythology”, on the session panel called “Class and Children”.