New Fiction Adoptee Book Discussion Series: SEE NO COLOR

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Book: See No Color by Shannon Gibney Discussion Facilitated by Lisa Brimmer March 24, 2019 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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This book discussion is part of a series that Network of Politicized Adoptees is hosting that centers transracial and/or transnational adoption.

In an effort to create a safer space and to foster open conversations around transracial and transnational adoption, our space will be adoptee-of-color-only.

Book Description: For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things: (1) She has always been Little Kirtridge, a stellar baseball player, just like her father. (2) She’s adopted. These facts have always been part of Alex’s life. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a white family didn’t make much of a difference as long as she was a star on the diamond where her father―her baseball coach and a former pro player―counted on her. But now, things are changing... (Source: https://shannongibney.com/writings)

Local Adoptee Author Bio: Lisa Marie Brimmer is a queer, Black, adoptee who lives in Minneapolis, MN. Their creative and critical work has been presented around the Twin Cities; with Button Poetry, Late Nite at the Pillsbury House Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Bedlam Theatre, Intermedia Arts, 20% Theatre, the Umbrella Collective, and MNArtists.org. Together with Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros, they are co-editor of the Queer Voices of Minnesota: Poetry, Prose, and Pride anthology from MNHS Press (2019). Their poems will appear in the 2019 Quarterly Twin Cities Pride Magazine in the poetry column, “Last Thoughts”. (Source: https://lisamariebrimmer.com)

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Registration: We will cap each book discussion to 20 people in order to accomodate for space and discussion. If we reach our capacity for an event, you will be added to a waitlist and prioritized for one of our future discussions.

Location: South Minneapolis (specific address will be sent to registrants)

Cost: Free

Where to Find Book: Books can be borrowed from your local library (or friend!) or purchased from a local bookstore. NPA especially supports local bookstores like Moon Palace Books. In support for our work, Moon Palace Books is offering a 20% discount on any of the books in this discussion series.

Refreshments: We will offer coffee and light refreshments.

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About the Book Discussion Series: NPA is proud to be hosting a series of book discussions that centers transracial and/or transnational adoption. Each monthly discussion spotlights a distinct, contemporary book and various local transracial adoptee authors to facilitate. These chosen books feature major adoptee characters and/or have strong adoption themes. Our curated selection of books have been highly anticipated and received positive attention with a wide readership. Our interest in these types of books derives from their power to inform people about the lives of adoptees through a character or theme, from multiple perspectives and portrayals. Ultimately, our chosen books illustrate the complexity of the adoption narrative. We are also honored to lean on our amazing Twin Cities community assets by inviting local transracial adoptee authors to help spark these book discussions.

About NPA: Network of Politicized Adoptees (NPA) is comprised of transracial transnational adoptees representing a variety of countries of origin and professional backgrounds working in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our mission is to strengthen, cultivate, and improve the lives of adoptees by building community power. Through solution-focused action, we advance adoptee justice by telling our own stories and collectively working towards systemic change within adoption. Our work has included forums, storytelling events, classes, conference presentations and support for others working toward social change. NPA's vision is that all adoptees feel empowered and have access to history, knowledge, fair policy, records, and positive health & relationships.

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