What is the Asian American Adoptee Diaspora?
Date / Time
February 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center for a Feminisms Lunch Lecture 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, Whyte 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 required.
- Lunch will be available for takeaway. Attendees may not eat inside the event space.
- 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.