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NOAH Connections

NOAH Connections, bringing the albinism community together.

Introducing NOAH Connections

Inspired by our early pandemic “Social Distancing with Friends” series, as well as the heart-warming connections created during #VirtualNOAHCon2020, NOAH is delighted to introduce NOAH Connections, an ongoing series of virtual opportunities to bring the community together. An essential part of NOAH’s mission is to “provide a place where people with albinism and their families in the U.S. and Canada can find acceptance, support, and fellowship.” With the participation and engagement of community members like you, NOAH Connections will provide this opportunity for virtual “face to face” connections. Unless otherwise stated, NOAH Connections will be hosted on the Zoom platform.

Do you have suggestions for future NOAH Connections virtual gatherings?
Learn more about the NOAH Connections Advisory Committee and apply today!

NOAH Connections Advisory Committee

We hope you’ll join us for one of many upcoming opportunities to connect!


What’s Your Vision?

Do you have a vision for future support forums, interest group meetings, educational sessions or social activities that would benefit the albinism community?

Submit your session ideas using this form to suggest upcoming content and connections for all!


Upcoming Opportunities to Connect:

Preschool ~ Grades K-5 ~ Grades 6-8 ~ Teens
Young Adults ~ Adults ~ Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers
Special Interest ~ Everyone!

Are you a parent or grandparent looking to connect with others in the albinism community?
Check out Parent Connections and Grandparent Connections!

Thursday, July 22nd ~ Teens & Young Adults

Thursday, July 29th ~ Adults

Monday, August 2nd ~ Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers

Wednesday, August 4th ~ PWA Book Club

Thursday, August 5th ~ Teens & Young Adults

Sunday, August 8th ~ Golden Like Me – book reading and Q&A with author Brandi Green

Sunday, August 8th ~ Canadian Adults

Monday, August 9th ~ Parents & Caregivers

Thursday, August 19th ~ Teens & Young Adults

Monday, September 13th ~ Grandparents


Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections

Preschool NOAH Connections: All Things Summer!
with Kathi Garza

Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00pm ET // 9:00am PT

Hi Preschool Friends!

Join us on Wednesday to talk about all things summer! We’ll share about our summer plans, play some summer guessing games, talk about sunscreen, and so much more. Bring your crayons, markers, and some blank paper so we can draw out our dream summer vacations.

– Miss Kathi

Sign up for Preschool NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Preschool NOAH Connections!


Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Grades K-5 NOAH Connections

Next Call TBA

Sign up for Grades K-5 NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Grades K-5 NOAH Connections!


Grades 6-8 NOAH Connections

NOAH Kids’ PWA Book Club
(recommended for grades 5-8)

Next Call TBD

Sign up for NOAH Kids’ PWA Book Club!

Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Teen NOAH Connections

Thursday, July 8th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT
Thursday, July 22nd at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT
Thursday, August 5th at 8:00pm ET // 5:00pm PT

NOAH Teens, you’re invited to our next Teen Connections call!

Sign up for Teen NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Teen NOAH Connections!


Young Adult NOAH Connections

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Young Adult NOAH Connections

Thursday, July 8th at 9:15pm ET // 6:15pm PT
Thursday, July 22nd at 9:15pm ET // 6:15pm PT
Thursday, August 5th at 9:15pm ET // 6:15pm PT

Young Adults, join us for our next session. This is a great chance to share our experiences and connect with fellow PWAs!

Sign up for Young Adult NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Young Adult NOAH Connections!


Adult NOAH Connections


Adult NOAH Connections

Adult NOAH Connections

Thursday, July 1st at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Thursday, July 15th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT
Thursday, July 29th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Adult PWAs, you’re invited to our next session of Adult Connections! We hope to see you on Zoom for social time with fellow PWAs. 

Sign up for Adult NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Adult NOAH Connections


NOAH PWA Book Club

PWA Book Club

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 4th at 9:00pm ET

Current Reading Material: “Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most” by Greg McKeown

All PWAs (18+ years old) can join NOAH’s Book Club – simply sign up and get your hands on a copy of the current book. Depending on the length of the book, we will meet every 1-2 months in NOAH’s zoom room for a discussion facilitated by the book club member who selected the current book. Members will take turns picking the next reading selection and facilitating the discussion!

Please note: NOAH’s book club is offered free of charge, but NOAH does not provide the current reading material to participants. You must purchase or borrow the selected book to participate!

Join NOAH PWA Book Club Today!


Parents, Grandparents, & Caregivers

Are you a parent or caregiver who lives in Canada?
Sign up for NOAH Connections: Canadian Parents today!

Education and Albinism
A session for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with Jill Gorman and Kathi Garza

Monday, August 2nd
8:30pm ET // 7:30pm CT // 6:30pm MT // 5:30pm PT

This session will provide you with a clear understanding of the educational system and your child or grandchild with albinism.  Jill and Kathi will outline typical services that children with albinism may need in school and cover ways that parents and grandparents can assist in the process.  They will have plenty of time for questions.

Sign up for Parent or Grandparent Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Parent Connections! ~ Join Grandparent Connections!


To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required: A parent’s perspective on self-awareness and authenticity
A session for parents and caregivers with Tanika Harris

Monday, August 9th
9:00pm ET // 8:00pm CT // 7:00pm MT // 6:00pm PT

Join Tanika Harris, a single mother of three, as she shares her story of raising a Black son with albinism within spaces of privilege. How do we acknowledge the pain of our circumstances and foster community? We will acknowledge the levels of privilege and take action to assist others.

This discussion will not be driven by toxic positivity, but of self-awareness and authenticity.

Sign up for Parent Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Parent Connections!


Panel of Grandparents of Children with Albinism
A session for grandparents

Monday, September 13th
8:30pm ET // 7:30pm CT // 6:30pm MT // 5:30pm PT

Join us for an interactive question and answer from a group of grandparents that will share their triumphs and struggles of grandparenting a child with albinism

Sign up for Grandparent Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Grandparent Connections!

NOAH Connections for Everyone

Golden Like Me
book reading and Q&A with author Brandi Green

Sunday, August 8th at 3:00pm ET // 12:00pm PT

NOAH is thrilled to share a soon-to-be-released children’s book by social worker and former NOAH board member, Brandi M. Green. The book, titled Golden Like Me, follows two young Black children as they meet for the first time and discover that they both have albinism.

“The author does an amazing job of explaining a condition while simultaneously affirming cultural identity using language easily accessible to children,” said Natalie Devora, author of Black Girl White Skin: A Life In Stories. “As a person with Albinism, I would have loved to have read this book when I was young. Golden Like Me is a must have addition to one’s personal library.” 

Join us for an exclusive book reading and Q&A with author Brandi M. Green!

Register Today!


NOAH Connections Coffee Chat

NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!

Next Call TBA

Coffee Chats are an open invitation to have coffee with NOAH staff on Zoom. Share your thoughts on NOAH programming, share your voice, or simply join us for some social time.

Sign up for NOAH Connections Coffee Chat today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Coffee Chat!

Special Interest

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Canadian PWAs
hosted by Shelly Francis

Sunday, July 11th ~ 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT
Sunday, August 8th ~ 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT

Join host Shelly Francis for social time with fellow adult PWAs from Canada! We hope to see you there 🙂

Sign up for NOAH Connections: Canadian PWAs today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections: Canadian PWAs!

People with Albinism in the Legal Profession
hosted by Arielle Lewis and Katy Carroll

Monday, July 12th at 9:00pm ET // 6:00pm PT

Calling all law students, lawyers, judges, and paralegals with albinism. You’re invited to join with fellow PWAs in the legal profession for a NOAH Connections social time just for you. Please join us for conversation and connections.

Note: This is a social time for people with albinism in the legal profession – legal advice will not be provided.

Register Now for People with Albinism in the Legal Profession!


Aging with Albinism
hosted by June Waugh

Next Call TBD

“Aging with Albinism” is an opportunity to connect with others, to share, to renew old friendships, to celebrate, and to acknowledge how albinism continues to be an integral part of our lives.

Please join us to share your summer experiences, present and past, of summer vacations, trips, and plans

Sign up for NOAH Connections Aging with Albinism today, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join NOAH Connections Aging with Albinism!


NOAH Connections Black, Indigenous, People of Color

BIPOC NOAH Connections

Next Call TBD

The latest addition to our NOAH Connections offerings!
This gathering is intended for adults with albinism who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Our next session will tentatively focus on a discussion about the intricacies of living as BIPOC and living with albinism, and the nuances of identity in our communities.

This gathering, facilitated by Staci Richardson & Karen Noble, will take place on Zoom.

Sign up for BIPOC NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join BIPOC NOAH Connections!


NOAH Connections Adults with Albinism Parenting without Pigment

Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections

Next Call TBA

Are you a PWA with kids? This is the perfect group for you!
Join together with fellow parents without pigment to connect, discuss, share, and more! We hope to “see” you at our next gathering.

Sign up for Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections today for info on how to join this session, and we’ll automatically subscribe you to email reminders for future opportunities to connect!

Join Parenting without Pigment NOAH Connections


NOAH Connections: Canadian Parents
hosted by Katie Bailey & Emily Urquhart

Next Call TBD

Calling all Canadian parents of children with albinism! Please join us for an open discussion led by NOAH parent volunteers Katie Bailey (Alberta) and Emily Urquhart (Ontario) and a chance to connect with other parents of children with albinism across the country. Parents of children of all ages and all parts of the country are welcome.

Sign Up Now!


PWAs in the STEM Fields
hosted by Sarah Kane & Derek Schindelman

Next Call TBD

PWAs in STEM, you’re invited to a social gathering hosted by Sarah Kane & Derek Schindelman!

Register to participate in this and future PWAs in STEM connections!



NOAH Connections: Military Families

Next Call TBD

Calling all military families (active, reserve, retired), join us to connect, share experiences, and discuss the challenges of being a military family navigating life with albinism. Do you have tips and tricks to share? How you navigated EFMP, PCSing, Tricare, etc? 

Sign up for Military Families Connections today!