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Wed 5/3, 2023, 7:30pm
Angela Tucker, Catherine Ceniza Choy, and Samira Mehta
Stories of Transracial Adoption

It’s a Double-Header Night! Explore two different approaches to making a family with two timely talks. Join us for this event at 7:30pm and get FREE admission to the 6:00pm event with Rebecca Grant, in discussion with Amy Bhatt, on pregnancy and motherhood in America.  To claim the offer, purchase a ticket to either event and let the Box Office staff know you’re staying for both events during check-in.

How do you navigate feeling out of place in your own family?

Three authors come together to share their stories about transracial adoption and multiracial upbringings. Their unique but overlapping experiences highlight the challenges found when growing up in a multiracial, multicultural family. With examples from the past and present, these authors tell an important story of discovering yourself and the many facets of belonging.

Angela Tucker is the Executive Director of the Adoptee Mentoring Society and a well-known voice in the conversation about interracial adoption. Through The Adopted Life LLC, Tucker blogs offers regular consulting for agencies and families, hosts monthly Adoptee Lounges for adult adoptees and spends her weekends mentoring adopted youth. Tucker earned a BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and lives in Seattle with her husband. Her first book, “You Should Be Grateful”: Stories on Race, Identity, and Transracial Adoption, publishes this spring.

Catherine Ceniza Choy is professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, she was an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the author of the books Empire of CareGlobal Families, and Asian American Histories of the United States and the co-editor of the anthology Gendering the Trans-Pacific World. An engaged public scholar, she has been interviewed in many media outlets, including ABC 2020The Atlantic, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, the New York Times, ProPublica, the San Francisco ChronicleTime, and Vox. Connect with her on Twitter @CCenizaChoy.

Samira K. Mehta is an associate professor of women and gender studies and of Jewish studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections religion, culture, and gender, including the politics of family life and reproduction in the United States. Her first book, Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Blended Family in America, was a National Jewish book award finalist. In January, published The Racism of People Who Love You: Essays on Mixed Race Belonging with Beacon Press. Mehta’s current academic book project, God Bless the Pill: Sexuality and Contraception in Tri-Faith America is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press. Connect with her online at and on Twitter @samirakmehta.

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