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Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), a young adult novel featuring themes of transracial adoption that won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples' Literature. Gibney is faculty in English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where she teaches critical and creative writing, journalism, and African Diasporic topics. Gibney was adopted by a white family in 1975 and writes frequently on topics of transracial adoption.
In order to fully participate in Ms. Gibney's workshop, Adult participants are strongly encouraged to read her book See No Color and bring it with them to UMOJA 2017. The book is widely available from numerous online retailers and also at most public libraries
November 10-12, 2017 Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 State Highway 23, Green Lake, Wisconsin 54941