Nearly 700 people from across the country—including artists, writers, comedians, musicians, multiracial and multicultural families—are expected to gather at theMixed Remixed Festival on June 13 at the Japanese American National Museumin Los Angeles, to celebrate the stories and lives of multiracial people and families.

“Our goal is to raise awareness that the mixed race experience is very much the American experience,” Mixed Remixed Festival Founder and Executive Producer Heidi Durrow, told NBC News. “The festival isn’t about mixed-race pride. It’s about breaking the silences we have about the complexities of racial and cultural identity.”

2015-05-31 19.17.18Mixed Remixed will feature storytelling, workshops, panel discussions, readings, film screenings, music, comedy, spoken word, and the largest Loving Day Celebration on the West Coast to mark the 1967 Loving v Virginia Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in America.

Mixed Remixed will also be awarding its annual Storyteller’s Prize to the Daily Show’s Al Madrigal who hosts and produces “Half Like Me” and author Jamie Ford who wrote “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet.”

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