We are very pleased that Dr. Greg Kimura, who now serves as the Rector of an Episcopalian priest, will join us for an important roundtable conversation The Mixed-Race Conversation: Is it a Wrap? on June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Mixed Remixed Festival. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
What are you?
Hapa. Half Anglo, half Japanese
What is your mixed experience?
Biracial, raising two multiracial children
What is the most important thing you want people to know about the mixed experience?
The search for the meaning of mixed/hapa identity is the next frontier of identity politics.
Do you remember when you first started thinking about the mixed experience? Was it because of a certain moment or event? Please tell us about that.
I was five or six and called a racial epithet by a man of my grandparent’s age. This happened in a store in the Midwest.
What was your experience when you attended the Mixed Remixed Festival before? Why did you want to come back?
I was the president/CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, which hosted and supported the Festival for several years.
What are you looking forward to most at the Festival this year?
Hearing the stories of others.