Digging Up The Roots: Transracial Adoptees Seek Truth

Saturday, May 4 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Native American
  • Race/Identity

Susan Devan Harness, Lisa Marie Rollins, Greg Sarris, moderated by Katie Wynen

Separated from their birth families and raised by white parents, these writers were left to unravel their identities on their own, nursing the ache of loss as they put the pieces of their origin stories together. They have handled their experiences in different ways, some by telling their stories, others by forming community with other adoptees. Join writer, professor, and Native leader Greg Sarris, author and American Indian transracial adoption researcher Susan Devan Harness, and poet-playwright Lisa Marie Rollins for a discussion on how they found their histories, integrated a fractured sense of self, and came to understand home and family.

The Marsh - Cabaret

Sponsored by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria