#Multicultivate: Can diversity really be taught?
The interracial Cheerios commercial. The Swiffer ad with a mixed race family and a dad who lost a hand and part of his arm. The Honey Maid #ThisIsWholesome campaign featuring a range of families, including a gay couple and their two sons. All three use a marketing strategy that speaks to our increasingly diverse populations in Southern California and around the country.
These commercials reflect the realities of many kids’ lives, and have sparked conversation about diversity right in our living rooms or at our kitchen tables. But how effective is talking, really? Are there other ways parents and caregivers can broach discussion about diversity? And if it’s actually “teachable,” what approaches make the message stick?
Saturday afternoon, June 14, from 1:00 – 2:30pm, KPCC emerging communities and immigration reporter Josie Huang takes the Crawford Family Forum on the road to the Japanese American National Museum. She’ll talk with a special panel about how we can help kids understand and appreciate the diversity of their own families and communities… and what they see in other kids – and adults – around them.
This conversation and Q&A is part of the Mixed Remixed Festival’s day of programming.
An exciting new festival, the Mixed Remixed Festival brings together film and book lovers to celebrate stories of multiracial, mixed and hapa individuals with workshops, readings, film screenings and live performances for the largest West Coast celebration of Loving Day.
*Please note that RSVPs for this event will be collected by The Mixed Remixed Festival, and may be placed here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/3413
Heidi Durrow: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (New York Times bestseller, PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction winner) author; Mixed Remixed Festival founder; Ebony Magazine Power 100 Leader.
Sonia N. Kang: Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) vice-president; The Mixed Up Blog writer, Modern Mom contributor; Multiculti Cuties co-founder.
Terrence Franklin and Jeffrey Moline: Trust and estates litigation attorney, Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise, LLP founding partner; has two teenage daughters with former wife, who is also African American; partner of songwriter, musician and filmmaker Jeffrey Moline.