What is the Asian American Adoptee Diaspora?
Feminisms Lunch Lectures
February 23, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1200 W. Harrison St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60607
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Join us for a talk by adoptee artist and UIC MFA student Sarah Whyte exploring the experiences of adoptees of color raised by white parents and the savior complex within transnational adoption.
In this talk, Whyte will explore her social political and conceptual-based practice, touching on her past series What Color Am I?, which talks about the complications of racial understanding as a person of color raised by white parents and being part of the Asian American adoptee diaspora. She will also share her ongoing series, No Space to Mourn, which is a combination of art and research that works on deconstructing the savior complex within transnational adoption. In this research Sarah specifically focuses on the United States' intercountry adoption from China and South Korea and how the savior ideology starts with history.
Food, Safety, and Accessibility:
- Masks are strongly recommended and appreciated. Masks continue to help prevent the spread of airborne respiratory illnesses and allow us to be in solidarity with those who are immunocompromised.
- Lunch will be available for takeaway at the end of the event.
- Building and suite accessibility info is available on our website.
Please contact us with any questions or access requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 413-1025.
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