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.

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Our Words: A Writing & Expression Workshop for Adoptees of Color

  • Cielo 3201 Maple Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90011 United States (map)

Healing Through Writing the Unsaid

After Our Voices: A Reading and Discussion with Adoptees of Color hosted by Writ Large Press during #90x90LA at CIELO, we’ll continue with a series of writing & expression workshops. Our voices matter yet are often silenced by adoption and/or whiteness and sometimes this occurs within our own adoptive families. The holidays are behind us but there may be residue to process. Through writing & discussion, we’ll reflect on our journeys as adopted people of color and how we navigate our identities. You’ll have the opportunity to share your writing with others in the workshop if you so choose (sharing is optional). 

What: writing & expression workshop with the intent to empower and validate our experiences as adopted people
Who: anyone who identifies as an adopted person of color, indigenous adopted person or as a racially ambiguous adopted person, no writing experience necessary (18 yrs. and older)
Where: CIELO galleries/studio, 3201 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, California 90011
When: Saturday, March 17, 1 - 3pm
Cost: FREE (donations appreciated to support the venue)
Bring: your own writing materials - paper, notebook, journal and pens, pencils, 
your own beverages and snacks - writing can make you hungry! (tap water available)
an open mind and heart - your voice matters :)

Parking: Free street parking on 32nd, Maple Ave and all adjacent streets. Please do not park inside the pink/purple car lots - they belong to the swapmeet and you will be towed.
Accessibility: Cielo has a ramp entrance for people who do not use steps (there are three steps to get to the main level)
Bathrooms: gender neutral

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