10/18/14 Parent Seminar: Talking to your kids about race
Tickets are now available for The Color Conversation: Talking to your kids about race! This roundtable and Q&A will address these topics and more:
Discuss how and when to begin speaking with children about race
Provide you examples of conversation-starters
Share other helpful information and resources
Empower you and your children to talk about your family’s heritage
Buy your tickets and get more info here. Refreshments will be provided, and you are also welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. We hope to see you there! **Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance of this event. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today! If you have already purchased a ticket, remember to send us the number and ages of children attending so we can plan childcare. WHERE: Pamper & Play at 2279 Westwood Blvd. (310-441-0797) WHEN: 10/18/14 11am to 1pm – Arrive at 10:30! PLUS: Bring the kids! Pamper & Play will provide fun childcare activities during the seminar! Learn about the speakers:
Kristen Howerton | Mother of four children within four years via birth and adoption; famed blogger and creator of Rage Against the Minivan community
Sonia Kang | MASC Vice President, blogger, founder of Mixed Up Clothing, interracially married multiracial person and mother of four
Laurel Hoa, PhD | MASC Board Member, multiracial studies researcher, interracially married and mother of two
Discussant: Tom Elliott | MASC Treasurer, blogger, and transracially adoptive father
MASC at 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
The 3rd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) Conference will take place on November 13-15, 2014 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. This year, MASC is thrilled to present a roundtable! Here’s the description: The “Culture” of Business and Being Multiracial How do multiracial individuals navigate their identity in the world of business? How does a multiracial business owner or corporate career individual successfully access resources available to specific communities of color…if he or she identifies with more than one ethnic group? How is the creation of a business venture a conduit for expressing one’s multifarious identity? What impact do multiracial individuals have on global business strategy? This roundtable seeks to explore these and other questions. Register for the conference here. It’s free and open to the public! Read more here.
It’s LIVE! Check out MASC’s blog: Mixedspace.orgHave you read the stories on MixedSpace?? Check them out! New entries are rolling in and we’d love to have yours! Check out the submission guidelines and send over a memory or two! Some recent posts:
MASC is seeking dedicated, passionate people for the following part-time paid positions. Applicants may apply for one or all positions. Newsletter and Communications Assistant Assistant shall prepare and send our monthly newsletter and occasional email communications. The ideal candidate should be familiar with Mailchimp or other mass email services, have an eye for online content layout, and ability to identify links for embedding in the newsletter. Note that content will be provided although minor editing skills would be helpful. Commitment is 2 to 3 hours per month. Must provide own computer and Internet access. Candidate need not live in Southern California. Some training provided. Website Administrator Administrator shall be responsible for making updates to the website mascsite.org and blog site Mixed Space such as creating and adding to pages, updating the calendar, embedding links to other sites, uploading photos and blog entries, etc. Content for pages to be provided. The ideal candidate should be familiar with WordPress. Commitment is 2 to 3 hours per month. Must provide own computer and Internet access. Candidate need not live in Southern California. Some training provided. Event Coordinator Coordinator will help plan and execute MASC events throughout the year with special emphasis on Parenting Seminars. Duties include venue reservation, guest speaker liaison, event staffing, promotion, contract facilitation, etc. Must provide own transportation and be able to attend weekend events approximately every three months. Commitment is 8 hours per month. Must provide own computer and Internet access. Candidate must live in Greater Los Angeles area. How to Apply To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A short paragraph including (1) the position for which you are applying, (2) your interest in multiracial issues, and (3) any specific qualifications you have for the position. The multiracial community is defined as: mixed race people, interracial couples/families, and transracially adoptive families. Preference will be given to those with a passion for this community.
Resume summarizing education, work experience, and qualifications for the position
Three references minimum (personal or professional) with contact information
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