Petition from the Human Rights Campaign
She was a model student and a star athlete – an honest young woman in her final year at a private Christian high school, The Master’s School, in Connecticut.
But when school administrators asked her about her sexual orientation, she answered courageously and honestly that she is a lesbian.
And then those same administrators told her to withdraw or she would be kicked out.
Colloquium: “Strategic Displacements: Narratives of Transnational Adoption and the Unending Korean War” [at NYU]
Since 1952, an estimated 200,000 Korean adoptees have been sent to 14 mainly western receiving nations, and as such, they comprise the world’s largest and oldest continuously occurring child displacement with roots in Cold War politics and U.S. militarization. Although in recent years South Korea has reformed its adoption laws alongside its promotion of domestic placements, overseas adoption continues as a strategy to prosecute the Korean War in the form of new South Korean pilot programs and U.S. legislation intended to route so-called “DPRK stateless orphaned refugees” into U.S. homes. We will discuss current Cold War uses of adoption narratives to strengthen the U.S. and South Korean alliance and to bring about DPRK regime collapse.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor
Co-sponsored by Korean Studies Colloquium and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
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