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Book Launch: Julayne Lee, “Not My White Savior”
April 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Julayne Lee will be reading from her debut collection of poems NOT MY WHITE SAVIOR (available March 13, 2018). Book signing and light refreshments to follow the reading. Adopted Korean artists will also be featured at the Los Angeles launch party.
Not My White Savior is a memoir in poems, exploring what it is to be a transracial and inter-country adoptee, and what it means to grow up being constantly told how better your life is because you were rescued from your country of origin. Following Julayne Lee from Korea to Minnesota and finally to Los Angeles, NOT MY WHITE SAVIOR asks what does “better” mean? In which ways was the journey she went on better than what she would have otherwise experienced? NOT MY WHITE SAVIOR is angry, brilliant, unapologetic, and unforgiving. A vicious ride of a book that is sure to spark discussion and debate.
Location: CIELO galleries/studios, 3201 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, California 90011