Ever wish there was a place where you could learn more about mixed-race identity or experiences from thought leaders in the field? The third biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference will be taking place this November 13-15 at De Paul University in Chicago, and it’s free and open to the public.
From the Critical Mixed Race Studies website:
We are looking forward to presentations addressing this year’s theme by:
– tracing the history and historiography of mixed race in academic, popular, and legal discourses in a global context;
– identifying and measuring the impact of global migration, settlement, and sociocultural encounter and interaction on these mixed-race histories and historiographies;
– encouraging broad, interdisciplinary debate connecting different historical periods and seemingly disparate or far-flung regions of the world, such as comparative racial ideology in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia or the study of comparative anti-miscegenation laws.
In addition to the academic presentations, there will also be arts and cultural programs presented by Mixed Roots Stories, including a screening of the Mixed Match trailer by Jeff Chiba Stearns, a performance of “Alien Citizen” by Elizabeth Liang, “How to Hafu it All: Three Easy Steps to 100%” by Fred Sasaki, and featured films Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China and A Lot Like You.
Register for the conference at the Critical Mixed Race Studies website.