MASC’s annual summer picnic will be August 17th at Del Rey Lagoon park in Playa Del Rey. Stay tuned for further details. There will be food, games, cool multiracial people, and the beach, of course! Also, we are so excited that our very own member, Joshua Berg, will be providing entertainment for our younger kids this year! He will have balloons, some summer games and a small magic show for our kiddies between 3-6y! Even more reason to bring the family AND tell a friend!!
Coming This Fall! Parenting Seminars
MASC will be launching a new series of multiracial parenting seminars. Subjects will range from “talking to children about race” to “transracial adoption.” This will be an awesome series with guest speakers presenting latest research. And even if you’re not a parent, you may know a thing or two about how multiracial children should be raised because you were one at one point in time.
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MASC at Mixed Remixed Festival
On June 15th, MASC participated in the Mixed Remixed Festival and Loving Day celebration. The day’s events included films, workshops, and panel presentations featuring stories about the mixed experience. MASC’s Vice-President Sonia Kang joined in a live KPCC broadcast on parenting multiracial youth. Video of the broadcast may be found here. MASC President Thomas Lopez also led a panel discussion featuring mixed Latino writers and artists called Mixed Latinos In The Flesh. This featured writer and actress Elizabeth Liang, visual artist Jessica Arana, Fresno poet laureate James Tyner, and author Sandra Ramos-O’Briant. MASC Administrative Director and Mixed Marrow founder Athena Asklipiadis also registered people for the National Marrow Donor Registry with the inspirational assistance of actual multiracial marrow donor turned advocate Alexandria Taylor. Filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns was also in town to document Mixed Marrow’s activism for a documentary in the making of the need for mixed race donors. Between the festival and the Loving Day celebration, the MASC board gathered with panelists and other friends of MASC at the Far Bar for fine food and drinks.
The day’s festivities wrapped with wonderful entertainment for the Loving Day celebration, with notable Story Teller’s Prize honorees including Key and Peele and the creators of the “Just Checking” Cheerios commercial. It was a successful event for MASC where we were able to showcase our contributions to the multiracial community and make new connections. We look forward to doing it again next year!
What’s Your Mixed Love Story?
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