· Hosted by CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies
Monday, September 25 at 6 PM - 8 PM
The Graduate Center, CUNY Room C205
365 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10016
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Queer/Trans/National Adoption Politics: An Adoptee Roundtable
Mon, Sept 25 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | C205
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Writer, activist, and adoptee Liz Latty hosts a roundtable on the intersections of queerness and adoption politics in the U.S. and abroad, featuring M Campbell, Amandine Gay, and Tara Linh Leaman. Currently, most adoption discourse and activism in American queer communities focuses on queer and trans subjects as parents, and is dominated by the voices of adoptive parents and non-adopted professionals. This convocation of LGBTQ adoptees will use queer and feminist lenses to consider the systems, institutions, and experiences of adoption from adoptee-centered perspectives.
How can queer and trans adoptee voices inform adoption discourse and practice in a climate where the fight for reproductive, gender, racial, and economic justice is increasingly urgent? Given the current rhetoric employed by LGBTQ communities around the "right to parent," how can queer and trans adoptees destabilize, expand, and situate this narrative within a larger human rights framework? In what ways can queer and trans adoptees challenge the hetero/homonormative family romance that has been used as a tool of separation, colonization, and nation-building within the context of adoption? These and other questions will guide the evening's discussion. A Q&A will follow. This event will be live streamed and recorded.
*This event is made possible in part by the generous co-sponsorship of All Together Now.
FCC Greater New YorkWe are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.
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