5/18/14 LOMA Event: Multiracial Identity MA Thesis Exhibit
Jessica Arana would like to invite the MASC community to her MA thesis exhibition, Revealing Borderland Identities: Diaspora, Memory, Home, and Art on Sunday, May 18 from 12pm-3pm at the Chicana/o House Gallery at California State University – Northridge. Download the flyer for more info!
“Through memories, embroidered drawings, and photography, my complex identity experience is revealed in this exhibition. This is my journey in finding home, belonging, self-identification, and the many labels I embrace as part of my multifaceted and Multiracial identity. The pieces on display are my living testimonies and they are the Borderland spaces I develop for self-authorship outside of monoracial normativity.” – Jessica Arana
6/14/14 Mixed Remixed Festival
MASC President Thomas Lopez will be moderating a panel entitled “Mixed Latinos in the Flesh” at this year’s Mixed Remixed Festival, in which writers and performers will share how their identities as mixed Latinos influence their work. The Mixed Remixed Festival is a film, book and media festival celebrating stories of the mixed experience which will be held June 14, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged! Register now!
Skirball Noah’s Ark Exhibit
We had a fantastic turnout at our annual visit to Skirball Cultural Center. We had tons of fun in the galleries! The kids climbed and explored, parents ran after them and everyone danced! We were pleased to meet all the first-time MASC event participants. And we would like to especially thank the families who just recently joined MASC! It was a great day!
UCLA Mixed Heritage Conference
Thank you to UCLA’s Mixed Student Union for hosting a wonderful conference and helping us celebrate MASC’s 25th Anniversary. It was amazing to hear the future leaders of the multiracial movement share their stories and thoughts about preparing for the future! There was a great discussion about what happens to the activism and community after graduation.
Hapa Japan Remixed at USC
MASC’s Athena Asklipiadis presented at the Hapa Japan Remixed conference at USC on April 26 on the topic “Hapa Japenese in Los Angeles.” Then everyone had a great time at the mixer for mixed community organizations!
Community Giving Campaign
In honor of our 25th Anniversary Year I’d like to be the first to kick-off MASC’s Community Giving Campaign: Be *all* of who you are! I’d like to invite everyone to donate to MASC in honor of YOUR birthday and those of your loved ones and friends. I donated for mine and it feels wonderful to support this organization that has been such a vital part of the multiracial movement for 25 years. – Nancy G. Brown Co-Founder, Past President
Make it official. Join MASC!
If you are receiving this newsletter, then you have probably been following MASC and have a vested interest in the success of our work. Your paid membership dues tell everyone that our efforts truly represent your interests. Plus, you get free or discounted access to our events and programs and the chance to vote in annual board elections to boot! We also accept tax deductible donations of all value. Why not make this year the year you finally join as a member of MASC? Memberships run for one year from January 1st. Of course, special thanks to all those past members and those renewing again. Join now!
SUBMIT A STORY TO OUR BLOG: MIXED SPACE
Do you have a story to tell about being mixed, being in an interracial relationship, or transracial adoption? MASC has started Mixed Space, a place for our community to tell our stories! Would you like to contribute your story to Mixed Space? We would love to have you! Click here for details on our submission policy.