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TSATS and MXRS

How My Parents Shaped My Mixed Race Identity

Parents are often the stewards of our development and the beacons of morality. So, how does one navigate themselves when their imparter does not share the same experience? My internal self-reflection of my own racial identity as a mixed race individual has been and will always be closely linked to my two monoracial parents, but I have also come to the realization that I did not have the same experiences as my parents growing up and they will not have ... read more

Education & Family

TSATS and MXRS

Celebrate Multiracial Heritage Month with MICA

March is Multiracial Heritage Month at the Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) center at the University of Maryland’s Stamp student union! Mixed Roots Stories is proud to partner with this exemplary university group and think it important to tell the stories of student leadership. Check out the re-cap of last year’s mixed heritage month and see this year’s awesome line-up of events (below)! Go participate in a talk, hear spoken word, see a film screening at UMD or, if you’re not a ... read more


Folks

Let’s Make Loving Day a National Holiday

It is time to make Loving Day a national holiday! Celebrate Loving Day 2016 by signing the petition! And then spread the word to everyone you know. Mixed Roots Stories is proud to be apart of this collaborative effort initiated by Loving Day (www.lovingday.org). Find out about other collaborators and ways to supper – here. Here are some of their suggestions on ways to share on social media: Sample posts (Twitter friendly): Get #LovingDay in the @WhiteHouse in 5 seconds. Sign the ... read more


Media

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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

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


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!