TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEE VOICES
In this More Than a Single Story discussion, transracial adoptees from a variety of racial identities will explore 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 give to them, and the power of story in forming their perspectives. During this discussion, the speakers will talk to one another as if no one is in the room, and participants will have an opportunity to listen to a conversation they may not hear otherwise.
This Circle Within a Circle format will be facilitated by Rose McGee. Following the conversation, audience members will have 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 Readings: Shannon Gibney and Hei Kyong Kim.
Moderator: Rose McGee.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 2:00-4:00 PM
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
Admission: $5 Loft members, $10 nonmembers
Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to most events on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds.