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Nurturing Interracial Relationships

KST Presents

6p :: Event starts
KST’s Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave :: Map


As part of Liana Maneese’s monthlong Adopting Identity residency, three speakers share the stories and perspectives of adoptees and biracial folks of color, while addressing connections between the two. So, what does trauma and liberation look like for POCs? What is internalized superiority and how does that effect white responsibility in such relationships. This session, though heavy, is optimistic, and enlightening, and we encourage everyone—particularly white parents of POC adoptees and biracial people—to join in an evening of growth.

This is a topic often left under-explored because white folks in such relationships are seen as liberal and already understanding, and not held accountable for continual growth in these relationships. Often the voice of POCs are silenced because of a presumption of luck and difference. Join with the heart to hear and discuss strategies around building stronger multiracial families. We look forward to hearing your voice in the conversation.


Liana Maneese, is an Afro-Brazilian transracial adoptee, social practice artist, entrepreneur and founder of Adopting Identity, an antiracist movement that facilitates individuals and families through deep internal conflicts of identity to foster true compassion and understanding in multiracial relationships.

Audra Lee, MAMFT is the creator of the A Lee Consulting LLC. She is an experienced psychotherapist trained in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as an adjunct professor under the school of Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. She offers individual, couples, and family counseling. Treatment specialties include marital and family counseling, depression, anxiety, stress/conflict management, and PTSD/trauma.



Presented as part of Penn Avenue Creative, an accelerator program for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, social change leaders and visionaries.

Made possible with generous support from The Heinz Endowments.