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Transracial Adoption-Discussion and Book Signing by author and adoptee Rhonda Roorda

University Presbyterian Church
Seattle, WA

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Adoptive Friends and Families of Greater Seattle (AFFGS) invites you and your family to join us for a special event - a DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING by Rhonda Roorda. Rhonda's latest book is "In Their Voices- Black Americans on Transracial Adoption."  Comments about her book include:

"Rhonda Roorda has made a major contribution to the study of transracial adoption by introducing into scholarly discussion the impressions and memories of adoptees and others intimately associated with this important, albeit neglected, facet of American race relations. While sharing forthrightly her own views, Roorda displays an impressive ability to elicit and document a wide array of beliefs and sentiments that have played important roles in shaping the contours of interracial adoption policy. In Their Voices is a fascinating compilation, intelligently edited, that will hopefully receive a broad readership."  Randall Kennedy, Harvard  Law School

"An important and frank book that deepens the conversation around transracial adoption. Roorda examines the history of transracial adoption in America as well as the challenges black adoptees face in white households, broaching topics that few dare talk about but most think about. Every transracial adoptive family should have this on their bookshelf." Julia Scheeres, Author of Jesus Land: A Memoir

Date: Sunday, February 28

Time: 2-4 pm

Location (space generously donated):

University Presbyterian Church
Calvin Lounge (first floor, big corner room)
4540 15th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98105
church phone number is 206.524.7300

Books will be available for purchase at the event.  PLEASE purchase a book - Rhonda is waiving her speaking engagement fee for our event.  The event will begin with Rhonda discussing her experience growing up as a transracial adoptee and her knowledge gained writing and researching this book.  At the close of her discussion, there will be a question and answer session, followed by a book signing.

Cost for the Discussion and Book Signing: FREE for AFFGS Members; $5 for Non-Members.  Teens and pre-teens are welcome in the audience. SUPERVISED CHILDCARE IS NOW FULL. Space is limited to 20 children.

About AFFGS: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit group supporting all types of adoptive families, including families formed through domestic adoptions, agency adoptions, independent adoptions, international adoptions and foster or kinship adoptions.  We are 100% volunteer supported and we are not affiliated with any adoption agency or religious organization.  Come join us!

  University Presbyterian Church
4540 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
United States
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Start: Sunday Feb 28, 2016 2:00 PM
End: Sunday Feb 28, 2016 4:00 PM

Free - $15.00

Who: Adoption Discussion and Book Signing by Rhonda Roorda

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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