Engagements

A poised, passionate and professional speaker and moderator, April delivers powerful messages about adoption, identity and family with a graceful and personal touch.  For booking inquires please contact: Mackenzie Ferreira at mackenzieferreira@yahoo.com

 
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Adoption in America Today: the Good, the Bad, and a Path to Reform

The City Club of Cleveland welcomed April to share her thoughts on how a modern understanding of adoption, more education, and collective action can ultimately strengthen all families.

 

DAI NYC Town Hall Recap

April led a rich and important conversation about adoption today alongside CNN New Day Anchor Michaela Pereira and amazing panelists, Amanda Baden, Gabriel Blau, Leslie Pate Mackinnon, Joyce Maguire Pavao and Nathan Ross. The event was held at Bank Street School and live-streamed.  

 

DAI Chicago Town Hall Recap

April led and co-moderated DAI's fourth Let’s Adopt Reform Town Hall in Chicago along with Cami Anderson.  Panelists included; Dr. Amanda Baden, Gabriel Blau, Leslie Pate Mackinnon, Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao and Nathan Ross.  The event was held at the Chicago History Museum and live-streamed.

 

DAI SF Town Hall Recap

April led and moderated DAI's third Let’s Adopt Reform Town Hall in San Francisco.  Panelists included; Dr. Amanda Baden, Dr. Christopher Harris, Leslie Pate Mackinnon, Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao and Nathan Ross.  The event was held at the Merchant Exchange Club and live-streamed.  

DAI Dallas Town Hall Recap

April led and moderated DAI's second Let’s Adopt Reform Town Hall in Dallas.  Panelists included; Gabriel Blau, Steven Kalb, Leslie Pate Mackinnon, Joyce Maguire Pavao and Nathan Ross.  The event was held at the Dallas Arboretum and live-streamed.  

Additional Videos

A conversation w/my dad

As part of the HuffPo “Talk to me project” – April asks her dad some important questions.

A conversation w/my mom

As part of the HuffPo “Talk to me project” – April asks her mom some important questions.