Julayne Lee

Julayne Lee was given up for adoption in South Korea as a result of the Korean War. She was adopted by an all-white Christian family in Minnesota, where she grew up. She has spent over fifteen years working with Overseas Adopted Koreans (OAKs). She lived in Seoul and now resides in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the LA Futbolistas and Adoptee Solidarity Korea - Los Angeles (ASK-LA). She is also part of the Adoptee Rights Campaign working to pass the Adoptee Citizenship Act to ensure all inter-country adoptees have US citizenship. NOT MY WHITE SAVIOR is her first book.



Upcoming Events

Natalia Sylvester and Julayne Lee: Reading & Discussion

March 30, 2018
Alley Cat Books
San Francisco, CA

Our Words: Writing Workshop for Adoptees of Color

March 31, 2018
Korea Center
San Francisco, CA

Women's History Month Poetry Reading: The Body & Healing

March 31, 2018
Laurel Bookstore
Oakland, CA

Not Your White Savior by Julayne Lee: LA Launch Party

April 11, 2018
CIELO galleries/studio
Los Angeles, CA

Past Events

  • Our Words: A Writing & Expression Workshop for Adoptees of Color. CIELO galleries/studio. Los Angeles, CA. February 17, 2018.
  • Our Words: A Writing Workshop for Adopted People of Color. CIELO galleries/studio. Los Angeles, CA. December 16, 2017.
  • Womyn/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) Open Mic. The Great Company. Los Angeles, CA. November 8, 2017.
  • Southern California Poetry Festival. Mt San Antonio College. Walnut, CA. October 28, 2017.
  • AKASF 20th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention. Hotel Kabuki. San Francisco, CA October 20, 2017.
  • Arts + Advocacy: Citizenship for All Adoptees. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. San Francisco, CA. September 24, 2017.
  • Our Voices: A Reading & Discussion With Adoptees of Color. CIELO galleries/studio. Los Angeles, CA. September 9, 2017.
  • Rapp Saloon Reading Series. Rapp Saloon. Santa Monica, CA. September 1, 2017.
  • Community Literature Initiative (CLI) Presents: The High School Poems. 90x90LA. CIELO galleries/studio. Los Angeles, CA. August 28, 2017.
  • The Window @ A.G. Geiger. A.G. Geiger Fine Art Books. Los Angeles, CA. August 20, 2017.
  • Las Dos Brujas Writers Workshop. San Francisco, CA. August 4, 2017.
  • Bao Phi and Scott Kurashige: A Reading and Discussion. Beyond Baroque. Los Angeles, CA. July 22, 2017.
  • Listen to Your Mother. The Colony Theater. Burbank, CA. May 2, 2017.
  • Remembering the 1992 Los Angeles Riots / Sa | Gu. Beyond Baroque. Los Angeles, CA. April 29, 2017.
  • Bittersweet: The Immigrant Stories. Beyond Baroque. Los Angeles, CA. January 14, 2017.
  • Poetry of Social Justice. Poetry Salon's Social Justice Fall 2016 Writing Workshop. Beyond Baroque. Los Angeles, CA. December 16, 2016.
  • Poetry Salon Fall 2016 Class Reading. December 11, 2016.
  • Poets & Allies for Resistance. The Sidewalk Cafe. Pasadena, CA. July 11, 2016.
  • Community Literature Initiative (CLI) Author Draft. USC. Los Angeles, CA. June 11, 2016.
  • US-Korea Relations Through the Lens of Adopted Koreans. Scripps College. Claremont, CA. December 1, 2015.

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