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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AWP Reading: S281 Adopted Korean Women Writers

  • Oregon Convention Center 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Adopted Korean Women Writers: History Shapes Our Writing Journey (exact date/time TBA)

Overseas adopted Korean American women will read their poetry, memoirs and essays that document their collective experiences.  With adoption from South Korea linked to the rights of unwed mothers and also foreign policy including North Korea relations, adopted Korean writers contribute important documentation and discourse to shift the narrative and dialogue and bring attention to the history and current conditions surrounding inter-country adoption (ICA) from South Korea.


Later Event: April 5
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