4th Annual Mixed Remixed Festival
June 10, 2017
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
23andMe Brings to Light History’s Impact on Today’s Families
A generation ago interracial marriage was banned in Virginia and 15 other states. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case decision repealing those laws, sparked by a courageous couple who dared to love one another, get married and challenge the law.
But for many couples that crossed racial lines, the Loving decision came too late.
Recently, a young law student in Virginia, Katrina Callsen, uncovered her own side of the story, with the help of modern science – a genetic test from 23andMe. Join Katrina and father in conversation as they share her discovery and the ripple effect it’s had on their family.
The Mixed-Race Conversation: Is It a Wrap?
It’s 2017. What’s the big deal about the mixed-race experience? It’s question we keep hearing from many younger people. Is the mixed-race conversation is still relevant 50 years after Loving and given the current political climate on issues of race? Panelists of four different generations address these issues. There will be extended time for audience Q&A.
On Bullying and the Race Talk: How to Support Your Mixed Kid
Did you know that 33 percent of kids who report being bullied daily are mixed-race/multiracial kids? Being different is never easy, but kids from blended families including families of transracial adoption are particularly challenged in our society. Our panel including a health professional discusses how you can best support your mixed or transracially adopted kid.
Mixed Voices: Get (Yours) Out There! An Interactive Storytelling Workshop
In this interactive storytelling workshop you will learn how to tell your Mixed experience story. Using improv, breath awareness, and voice techniques, participants will learn skills to inhabit curiosity and their full selves.