In this More Than a Single Story discussion, transracial adoptees explored the histories of transracial and transnational adoption in their communities, the complexities of identity that are inherent in growing up transracially, and the wisdom and unique perspective these experiences have given to them, and the power of story in forming their perspectives. During this discussion, the speakers talked to one another as if no one is in the room, and participants had an opportunity to listen to a conversation they may not hear otherwise.
This Circle Within a Circle format was facilitated by Rose McGee. Following the conversation, audience members had an opportunity to respond and engage in conversation with one another to deepen their understanding of transracial adoptees and deconstruct the stories that are told around adoption.
Featuring: Shannon Gibney, Jonathan Lofgren, Hei Kyong Kim, Melissa Olson, Sung Ja Shin, and Nicholas Wysocki. Opening Poem: Hei Kyong Kim.
Moderator: Rose McGee.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Loft Literary Center
Pay What You Can
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.