Coffee & Chat – Adoption and Reproductive (In)Justice: Reframing Choice
“Pro-life” rhetoric centers adoption as a solution to abortion without ever discussing the issue from the perspective of adoptees. Adoption is often a choice made in the absence of choice and adoptee lived experience can provide clarity about why choice matters, and how we might begin to think more expansively about the language of choice.
Speaker: Dr. Liz DeBetta is an adoptee and interdisciplinary scholar-artist-activist whose work is grounded in creativity and social justice. She is currently the Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for the Education of Women + at the University of Michigan. Her book Adult Adoptees and Writing Heal: Migrating Toward Wholeness that is forthcoming from Brill Publishers.
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