Film Screening - Lost Sparrow

Washington University School of Law will present a film screening of  "Lost Sparrow" on September 23 at 7:00 pm in Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310) and a panel discussion immediately following.  The event, inspired by the Supreme Court’s decision last term in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, features a personal documentary that explores the adoption of Native American children by non-natives, the quest to understand a family tragedy, and the discovery of a family secret. Panelists will include four members of the Washington University community: two Native American students affiliated with the Buder Center for American Indian Studies (Abigail Smith, JD ’16, and Gabrielle Allan, MSW ’14), an attorney on staff at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (Addie Smith, JD/MSW ’12), and the adoptive parent of a Native American son (Prof. Cheryl Block). The screening and discussion are organized by Professor Susan Appleton (in connection with her course on Adoption & Assisted Reproduction) and supported by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital.  [more]

For more information about the film screening, contact Susan Appleton, Lemma Barkeloo and Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law (

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