Next Event

Navigating Race and Identity

Shannon Gibney, MA, MFA
WHEN Wednesday, May 26th 2021
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CST)

Recording Notes: This AdoptEd webinar will be added to our library. However, the live event could be cancelled for low attendance, or unforeseen circumstances and therefore not added to the library
Audience: Parents & Professionals
Level: (Intermediate)
Ages addressed: 0-18

Shannon Gibney, a mixed Black transracial adoptee, will read sections from her award-winning novel ‘See No Color’, as well as her novel-in-progress, ‘Botched’ -- both with themes of transracial adoption. Gibney will lead participants in personal writing and response to the issues the excerpts investigate, especially around race and identity. Group discussions will also be utilized, to deepen discussion and build community.


Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), and Dream Country (Dutton, 2018) young adult novels that won Minnesota Book Awards in 2016 and 2019. Gibney is faculty in English at Minneapolis Community College, where she teaches writing. A Bush Artist and McKnight Writing Fellow, her new novel, Botched, explores themes of transracial adoption through speculative memoir (Dutton, 2022). Gibney identifies as a mixed Black transracial adoptee, and was adopted by white parents in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1975.

Registration for this webinar will end 2 hours before the webinar begins.

If you are in need of closed captioning for this live webinar, please contact at least 48 hours before the live webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and added to MN ADOPT's Webinar Library.