Under the Buffalo lecture at EHC

A screening of Mei Kelly’s documentary, “Adoption and Identity Intertwined,” will be a feature of the Evanston History Center's Under the Buffalo lecture.

The event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a wine and appetizer reception

Adopted at nine months old from Southern China, Kelly uses her film to tell the stories of adopted teens today and to explore a range of issues related to adoption.

The film was sponsored by The Beat, a subsection of the Cradle, an adoption agency in Evanston, whose early supporters included Caro Blymer Dawes. A discussion with Kelly and filmmaker Susan Hope Engel, who mentored Kelly on the film, follows the film screening.

Admission: $10, payable at the door. EHC Members, free. Information and reservations are available on the EHC website.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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