Please join us for a community event, “Honoring One’s Cultural Roots,” on Saturday, June 1, 2013. We will screen the award winning film documentary, “The Invisible Red Thread,” from writer and director Maureen Marovitch. Following the movie, Stephanie Withrow, M.S., LPC, and adoptive parent, will facilitate a discussion as we explore the intersection of adoption, culture, and identity and what it means to honor one’s cultural roots.

The event will be held at the Chandler Public Library, Downtown Branch, 22. S. Delaware St., Chandler, 85225,  from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The screening will begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, children 12 and under receive free admission. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Please contact Marijane Nguyen at, or (480) 516-7468, to reserve your seats. To pre-pay, go to and click on the link, “The Invisible Red Thread- An AZ Premier,” at the top of the page. For further information contact Marijane.

Brief synopsis of movie:
The Invisible Red Thread follows fifteen year old Vivian Lum from Canada to China to discover the land she was adopted from in 1995. She returns to her birth city and orphanage and also meets Shumin Zhu, a locally adopted teen girl. The girls compare lives as the film explores the ripple effects of China’s Family Planning/ One Child Policy. The Invisible Red Thread travels the twists of fate that brought these girls to very different worlds, and the ties that still connect Vivian to China.

Thanks again, Debi. Let me know if you need anything else.

Mj Nguyen



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