If you don’t know Amani Starnes, you should. She’s a talented actress who now has her own web series: The United Colors Amani Starnes. She’s funny and smart and you’re going to love her work! We’ll be featuring her work at the Mixed Remixed Festival! –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 seen the OOMO Cube, a new installation in front of the Japanese American National Museum? If you haven’t you must! OOMO stands for ‘Out Of Many One’. OOMO is a new project going up across Los Angeles. The goal of OOMO is to remind everyone that they all belong to one world, one LA, and one humanity. Sounds like a Mixed Remixed principle! – 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.
Don’t miss Lisa Marie Rollins in LA on March 29. She’ll be performing a 30-minute excerpt from her one-woman show “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girl’s Story of Being Adopted into a White Family. . . that aren’t Celebrities.” She’s part of the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, a really great event you’ll enjoy. So get your tickets!
When: Saturday March 29th, 3pm
Where: Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Tickets: $22.00 http://www.lawtf.com/2014_fest_line-up_page168.html
scroll down to MARCH 29th “Mirrored Reflections”
$25.00 at the door.