Sunday, October 26, 2014

Nov 13-15, 2014 "Global Mixed Race," the 3rd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

Along with my DePaul colleague Camilla Fojas and Fanshen Cox and Chandra Crudup from the non-profit Mixed Roots Stories, I am co-organizing

"Global Mixed Race," the 3rd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference Nov 13-15, 2014

DePaul University Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield Chicago, IL 60614

CMRS 2014 will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines around the world to facilitate a conversation about the transnational, transdisciplinary, and transracial field of Critical Mixed Race Studies. Join us for our featured keynotes; three full days of over 45 panels, roundtables, and presentations by scholars, activists and artists; short film screenings and live performance event; plus feature film screenings and performances throughout the conference.

Download the complete schedule here.
Look for the keywords "Mixed Roots Stories" to indicate arts programming.
Register (for free) here:
The first 500 guests will receive a name tag, tote bag and printed conference program.
Learn more about the conference at:
Press Release:

Here is studio arts panel I am organizing.

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:45am-12:15pm #325 Student Center
MIXED ROOTS STORIES PANEL: Mixed Race Art: Hybrid Identities and Studio Practice
Laura Kina, DePaul University

Bend Sinister: Painting Dutch-Indonesian Hybridity - Adam de Boer, artist
Mixed Media: From the Street to the Table to the Screen - Genevieve Erin O'Brien, artist
Lacuna - Maya Mackrandilal, artist
The Tertium Quid, or Some Third (and Unkown) Thing - Gardiner C. Funo O’Kain, artist

Event Highlights

CMRS Featured Keynote Speaker Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:45-7:15

“Mixed Race, Transconnectivity and the Global Imagination”
Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain is Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University Ireland Maynooth.

Mixed Roots Stories Featured Keynote Speaker and Short Film Screening Friday, November 14, 2014 5:15-7:00pm

“Mixed Race Representations in Contemporary Irish Cinema”
Zélie Asava
 is Joint Programme Director of Video and Film at Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Friday Night Nov 14th Featured Shorts:

America in Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity (excerpts) (2006), by Alicia S. Woods
The Happiest Person in America (2013), by Sara Israel
For the Love of Unicorns (2014), by Genevieve Erin O’Brien
Negro: A Docu-Series about Latino Identity (excerpts) (2013), by Dash Harris
Mixed Match trailer (2014), by Jeff Chiba Stearns

Mixed Roots Stories Live Performance Showcase Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:00-6:30pm

Featuring: Joe Hernández-KolskiElizabeth LiangFred Sasaki
Tania Canas, and Tangled Roots

Featured Films:

Thurs, Nov 13 4:00-5:30pm Silk Road Rising presents Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness(2012, 24 min 8 sec) directed by Jamil Khoury and Stephen Combs – screening and talk back session with Jamil Khoury.
Fri, Nov 14, 3:15-5:00pm Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China (2014, 1 hour 28 min) – screening and Q&A with the executive producer Paula Williams Madison. 
Sat, Nov 15, 10:45am-12:15pm A Lot Like You, (2012, 82 min) directed by Eliaichi Kimaro. Join the director for a round table discussion “Mixed Experiences on Screen” on Thurs, Nov 13 9:45-11:15am along with Jeff Chiba Stearns (Mixed Match), Megumi Nishikura (Hafu), and our Mixed Roots Stories keynote Zélie Asava.
HOSTS: DePaul Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, DePaul Center for Intercultural Programs, and Mixed Roots Stories.
DEPAUL SPONSORS: Office of Institutional Diversity and EquityAfrican Black Diaspora StudiesArt, Media, & DesignCenter for Latino Research, The Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Critical Ethnic Studies, Global Asian StudiesIrish StudiesLGBTQ Studies, University Research Council grant, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
Help us promote the conference and your colleagues!
Use our hashtag in your social media posts: #CMRS2014
Follow and interact with the conference on twitter: @CMRSmixedrace
Follow and interact with Mixed Roots Stories on twitter: @ourmixedstories
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