What We Do
Each year we celebrate Lunar New Year, (for the past 6 years in partnership with the Pao Arts Center in Boston’s Chinatown) and we share and promote other celebrations throughout New England, including the August Moon Festival, Dragonboat Races, and more.
Events and Programs
We partner with other organizations to present, cosponsor, and promote awareness of events and programs of interest to our community. Over the years we have developed and presented programs such as discussions with adoptees, returning to China, searching for birth families, and learning with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities.
FCCNE Facebook is a great way to stay connected and exchange perspectives on issues of importance to our community with others around the world including issues such as identity, race, finding birth families, adoptee voices, and the Asian American experience.
Our email newsletters share information on, and links to, events, articles, and resources related to adoption, China and Chinese American culture and connections with Asian American and adoptive communities.
In 2017 we began collaborating with the adoptee created and led organization CCI (China’s Children International) to plan workshops, events, and adoptee meet-ups in the Boston area. (CCI suspended in person activities in 2020 due to Covid-19.)
We published VIEW, an annual magazine featuring the creative work and voices of adoptees through 2018 in partnership with FCCNY and FCC Northern California. For many years FCCNE published the journal The China Connection.
We are currently exploring possibilities for new publication partnerships.
Advocacy and Current Issues
We share information about issues of concern to our community – such as responding to anti-Asian racism, ensuring citizenship for all international adoptees or affordable housing in Chinatown – regularly through our Facebook page and email newsletters.