Saturday, October 23, 2010

Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference Nov 5-6, 2010

“Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies,” the first annual Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be held at DePaul University's Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 November 5-6, 2010.

The CMRS conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines nationwide. Recognizing that the diverse disciplines that have nurtured Mixed Race Studies have reached a watershed moment, the 2010 CMRS conference is devoted to the general theme “Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies.”

Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization.

DePaul University and CMRS is proud to host over 200 participants from all over the world gathering for two full days of programming, including 62 sessions of panels, round tables, and seminars; caucus sessions in one large room so no one has to choose one part of themselves to the complete exclusion of others; multiple film screenings; keynote addresses by leading scholars Mary Beltrán and Andrew Jolivétte and community activist and artist Louie Gong; a Mixed Mixer social event; a performance by comedian Kate Rigg; an Information Fair and a Book Table at which the De Paul Bookstore will sell relevant texts from presenters and other key texts in the field.
The 2010 CMRS is organized by Camilla Fojas and Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Wei Ming Dariotis (San Francisco State University



Depaul University co-sponsors

For updates and information about the conference join our Facebook group: Critical Mixed Race Studies

All queries should be directed to the conference chairs or 773-325-4048

The conference is free and open to the public.
Preregister at:


Friday, November 5, 2010
8:30am-6:00pm             Registration
9:00am-6:00pm             Information Fair
9:30am-10:00am           Welcoming Remarks - continental breakfast 

Sponsored by DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office
10:15am-12:15pm         Session One
12:15pm-1:30pm           Lunch Break/Caucus Meetings/CMRS Business Meeting
1:30pm-3:30pm             Session Two
3:00-6:00pm                  Book Table
3:45pm-5:45pm             Session Three
6:00pm-7:00pm             Plenary Session Keynote Address - Andrew Jolivétte
7:00pm-8:30pm             Mixed Mixer Social - appetizers, live music, cash bar
Sponsored by DePaul’s Center for Intercultural Programs

8:30pm-9:30pm             Film Screening - Anomaly

Saturday, November 5, 2010
8:30am-5:00pm             Registration
9:00am-6:00pm             Information Fair
8:45am-9:45am             Plenary Session Keynote Address - Mary Beltrán

10:00am-12:00pm         Session One
12:00pm-3:00pm           Book Table
12:15pm-1:15pm           Lunch Break/Caucus Meetings/CMRS Business Meeting
1:30pm-3:30pm             Session Two
3:45pm-5:45pm             Session Three
6:00pm-7:00pm             Plenary Session Keynote Address - Louie Gong
                                       Film Screening UNRESERVED: The Work of Louie Gong
7:00pm-8:30pm             Dinner Break
8:30pm-10:00pm           Comedian Kate Rigg
Sponsored by DePaul’s Center for Intercultural Programs
Here are the two session event that I'm going to be part of at CMRS (besides the welcoming address, CMRS business meeting, and introducing other speakers):

Friday, Nov 5 10:15am-12:15pm
DePaul Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield Room #324
CMRS Round Table “Creating Resistance: Using the arts in challenging racial ideologies”
Laura Kina (moderator) DePaul University
Alejandro Acierto
, Musician/Improviser/Composer/Sound Artist (DePaul University Alumni)
Maya Escobar
, Performance Artist/Internet Curator/Editor
Tina Ramirez, Writer/Educator/Youth Organizer (DePaul University Alumni)
Jonathan Reinert, Filmmaker (DePaul University Alumni)

Saturday, Nov 6 10:00am-12:00pm
DePaul Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield Room #312
CMRS Panel “Arts ReMix: Exhuming Ethnicity Koden, Obake, & Anthropolocos          

Laura Kina (chair) DePaul University
Richard Lou
, University of Memphis -“UnEarthing Whiteness and the White-Fying Project: Examining Los Anthropolocos As They Look Back At Their Future Richard A. Lou – ½ of Los Anthropolocos”
Emily Hanako Momohara
– Art Academy of Cincinnati - “Koden”
Laura Kina - DePaul University - "Painting Paradise: Cane Fields, Kasuri, and Obake Talk"

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