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Community Dialogue

Community Dialogue: On Racial Healing and Expressions of Hope and Justice

On January 16, 2018, Mixed Roots Stories will join communities around the country in the 2nd annual National Day of Racial Healing. The #NDORH is a call for racial healing and taking collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Our purpose at Mixed Roots Stories is to provide a space for creative and critical examination of race and racism that acknowledges multidimensional identities and the mixed experience. Because the #NDORH traditionally takes place the day after the official ... read more

Guest Bloggers

TSATS and MXRS

Historical Little Tokyo Bike Ride

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding bicycles and cycling. It’s often seen as a mode of transportation for the very poor or a leisurely activity for rich white men. The presumption is that you have to wear tight pants or street clothes and have a backpack with unlimited storage. To me I want to use the bicycle as a tool to promote social change, build community, discuss pertinent and often hard to talk about topics, address various forms of ... read more

Education & Family

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This Bridge – On Connection, Support and Mixed Student Organizing with Jenifer Logia

Interview with Jenifer Logia, Founder of the Mixed Alumni Association at UCLA and Recipient of the 2017 UCLA Impact Award    I first met Jenifer at UCLA during their Mixed Student Union’s 5th annual Mixed Heritage Conference back in April. The recipient of the 2017 Impact Award, Jenifer is driven, yet she speaks about her experience with mixed student and alumni organizing with humility, and as having its roots in finding a community that embraced her multiple ethnic backgrounds. I interviewed ... read more

Folks

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This Bridge – On Connection, Support and Mixed Student Organizing with Jenifer Logia

Interview with Jenifer Logia, Founder of the Mixed Alumni Association at UCLA and Recipient of the 2017 UCLA Impact Award    I first met Jenifer at UCLA during their Mixed Student Union’s 5th annual Mixed Heritage Conference back in April. The recipient of the 2017 Impact Award, Jenifer is driven, yet she speaks about her experience with mixed student and alumni organizing with humility, and as having its roots in finding a community that embraced her multiple ethnic backgrounds. I interviewed ... read more

Media

TSATS and MXRS

CMRS 2018 Storytellers Wanted

2018 Critical Mixed Race Studies Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDING TO AUGUST 18TH! Resisting, Reclaiming, and Reimagining March 1 – 3, 2018 University of Maryland Deadline: AUGUST 18, 2017, 11:59 PM Notification: Mid September 2017 Presenters at the conference must be members. https://aaichicago.wufoo.com/forms/r1skfsoa0z4uu2q/ Subject Fields: We welcome submissions from scholars from all fields, cultural workers, and activists. Formats: We welcome individual papers, panels, round tables, workshops or Mixed Roots Stories is looking for live performances and video. For example the ... read more

Performance

TSATS and MXRS

CMRS 2018 Storytellers Wanted

2018 Critical Mixed Race Studies Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDING TO AUGUST 18TH! Resisting, Reclaiming, and Reimagining March 1 – 3, 2018 University of Maryland Deadline: AUGUST 18, 2017, 11:59 PM Notification: Mid September 2017 Presenters at the conference must be members. https://aaichicago.wufoo.com/forms/r1skfsoa0z4uu2q/ Subject Fields: We welcome submissions from scholars from all fields, cultural workers, and activists. Formats: We welcome individual papers, panels, round tables, workshops or Mixed Roots Stories is looking for live performances and video. For example the ... read more

Politics

When Do We Count and Why?

Why do we have a census count every ten years and does it really matter? The question popped into my head while reading a fascinating article by Tanzina Vega of the New York Times: Census Considers How to Measure a More Diverse America – about the preparations for the 2020 census and the challenges on how best to measure diversity.  Why do we have a census is an easy question to answer. As our readers may know, America counts its population every ten years ... read more

Visual Arts

January 2017 Featured Artist – Nicole Kurtz

Nicole Kurtz is our January 2017 Featured Artist She is featured in the 2017 Mixed Roots Stories calendar. In this interview, she shared with us her story, about the piece, and her current projects. Visit Nicole’s website HERE to follow her work!

Writing

TSATS and MXRS

The Untragic Mulatto

Mixed Roots Stories’ mission is: Supporting and advocating for diverse Mixed communities through the power of sharing stories. To that end we offer our platform to promote storytellers @ http://mixedrootsstories.com/promote-your-story/, so we are sharing an essay by Chad Davis originally posted on Dissident Voice. The Untragic Mulatto

Podcast

Sharing the personal stories behind the scholars, activists, artists and community leaders whose work addresses the mixed experience.

January 2017 Featured Artist – Nicole Kurtz

Nicole Kurtz is our January 2017 Featured Artist She is featured in the 2017 Mixed Roots Stories calendar. In this interview, she shared with us her story, about the piece, and her current projects. Visit Nicole’s website HERE to follow her work!