Mildred Jeter was just 18-years old when she married Richard Loving who was 6 years her senior. They married in 1958 and it wasn’t until 9 years later that their right to marry was acknowledged by the Supreme Court.
Our Mixed Voices: Sharing Our Stories
June 10, 2016 10:00am-11:20am
June 11, 2016 9:30am-10:50am
Come and share your mixed experience. Experience the healing that comes with sharing in a circle with people who can truly relate. Learn how to use an innovative conversational method to lead groups of your own. In an optional follow-up session, take a writing/storytelling workshop that will give you additional tools to creatively share your experience with the world. The session uses Dialogue Circle technology, a method of having productive conversations about difficult subjects, especially about difference.
Zachary Green is a professor of practice in Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland. He consults internationally on deeper dimensions of issues related to identity, organizational effectiveness, and adaptive change. A leadership coach for the World Bank for 15 years, Dr. Green also designs training and development for disenfranchised communities in urban settings.
Anthony J. Patterson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor & a highly skilled and results-oriented cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist. For more than 20 years he has provided outstanding therapeutic services to persons dealing with depression; anxiety; addiction, managing loss; trauma; transitions; difficulties with relationships (partners; friends co-workers etc.) to persons from various communities. He specializes in couples; individual, couple and group therapy and believes through the power of reflection and insight, turning life’s challenges and difficulties into one’s greatest strengths and assets.
Roxanne Kymaani, Ph.D. Primary research interests include: liminality, third space and hybrid identity construction, group dynamics and cultural construction, and leading dialogues. She is a Life Coach based in San Diego, California, and also currently serves as the Executive Director for the National University’s Division of Extended Learning and Certified Core Adjunct Faculty for the Organizational Leadership graduate program, and an Adjunct Lecturer with Goucher College’s Cultural Sustainability graduate program. Roxanne received her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, dissertation titled, “Beyond biracial: The complexity of identity construction for women with one black and one white parent”.
Cindy Franklin is an Executive Coach and consultant living in the Bay Area, and one of the co-founders of the Diversity and Spirituality Network. The years she spent earlier in life studying meditation in India, and subsequent ongoing practice, continue to deeply inform her life and work.
We are excited to re-energize the Mixed Remixed Festival blog this year with a great team of content creators! Meet our Blogging Team and stay tuned for the great articles and content that they will be sharing with us. BTW: we still have one position available for a qualified blogger to help us out. If you’re interested in applying for this volunteer position, please email me at heidi(at)mixedremixed.org.-Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder
Joy Stoffers was raised in East Brunswick, NJ, by a Taiwanese mother and a Caucasian father. At the age of six she wrote, illustrated, and promptly recycled her first short story. Since then she dreamed of becoming a novelist. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. Harken Media published her debut novel, Whasian, November 2015.
Resident in the Bay Area since 2004, she is currently an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. She is working on a novel about two Caribbean brothers who join other young immigrants to London in the 1950s in their pursuit of love (of the inter-racial and queer varieties) – and justice. It is inspired by the stories of her parents and other immigrants to England.
Her writing has been published in anthologies, journals and blogs in England, and the US, including St Sebastian Review, Everything Indicates and By the Bay. She is a regular blogger at Mixed Remixed and an alumna of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation(VONA) writing workshop.
When not writing or performing, she is a trainer and instructional designer, usually working for nonprofits in the social justice area.
Theresia, better known as Terri, was born in Germany, but grew up in sunny Trinidad and Tobago! She runs One Love, a blog that focuses on trends in culture and entertainment while highlighting the positive, go-getter attitude that is truly in all of us. Terri graduated high school last year and is looking for that next thing to satisfy her creative literary aspirations – what that thing is, she has yet to find. In the meantime, however, she is enjoying the experience of being part of such a positively enriching group that is the Mixed Remixed Festival.