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Due to a serious flood in Barker’s building this afternoon, we unfortunately need to postpone Rhonda Roorda’s presentation and book signing, which was scheduled for Sunday November 15th at 3 PM. We did try to secure an alternative venue to hold the event but regrettably were unable to do so in such a short time frame.
Please join Barker at this special presentation on transracial adoption, with author Rhonda Roorda.
Ms. Roorda, adopted by a white family, is a highly-regarded national speaker on transracial adoption. Together with Rita Simon, she coauthored a landmark trilogy of books on transracial adoption (In Their Own Voices, In Their Parents' Voices, and In Their Siblings' Voices.) Ms. Roorda's groundbreaking new book builds on that trilogy and highlights the views of non-adopted black Americans. As per a recent review by Geena Samuels of the University of Chicago:
“Roorda delivers the missing voice of black and biracial non-adopted adults on the topic of race, family, identity and adoption…readers will likely come to realize that the identity work for any person who is racialized in our society is complex, context-tied, and a lifetime process.”