We love that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti describes himself as a kosher burrito because of his Mexican and Jewish heritage. He’s most definitely Mixed Remixed. What would your Mixie Food Name be? Tell us here! #mixiefoodname
Are you biracial or multiracial and 60+ years old? Are you in (or have you been in) a significant interracial relationship that started pre-1967? Are you a grandparent (60 plus years old) to multiracial grandkids? We need your voices for a unique panel at the Festival on June 14. Let’s have an inter-generational discussion about the long history of mixed roots. Please email me asap at heidi(at)mixedremixed.org if you’re interested in participating or know someone who would be a perfect fit!–Heidi Durrow
You can win a Mixed Remixed Festival t-shirt and help the Festival out at the same time. The first 10 people to refer donors whose donations to our Indiegogo campaign add up to $100 will get a Festival t-shirt as a special thank you. Help us reach our crowd-fundraising goal and get a gift for yourself. Be sure to sign in to your own Indiegogo account when making referrals and copy the unique url to the campaign (that’s the only way we’ll be able to count who has referred which donors). Okay, the contest starts now. Who will the first person to get a t-shirt? I hope it’s you!–Heidi Durrow
Have you donated to the Mixed Remixed Festival? We need your help! This all-volunteer project provided for FREE TO YOU is not free to produce. Please give what you can. Here’s why: a message from our festival founder!
We are thrilled to present Cheerios with a Storyteller’s Prize for its commercials celebrating the Mixed experience on June 14, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Japanese American National Museum. Cheerios celebrated the Mixed experience in a heart-felt commercial in 2013 that featured a young biracial girl who asks her mother (who is white) about the heart-health of Cheerios. When the ad sparked racist comments on You Tube, General Mills disabled the commenting function and staunchly stood by its casting for the ad. In January, General Mills brought back the multiracial family in an ad that played during the Superbowl. As Camille Gibson, vice president of marketing for Cheerios told CBS MoneyWatch: “We fell in love with this family.” We are pleased that Camille Gibson and Douglas Martin will attend to receive the award on behalf of Cheerios.
I love this short animated film. It’s the best answer to the question: Are you Mixed? —Heidi Durrow