The Across Colors Diversity Conference 2015 put on by the Independent School Alliance: October 3, 2015
MASC’s curriculum developer, Advisory Board member, and past president Farzana Nayani presented strategies for supporting mixed race youth in elementary and secondary grades to parents, teachers, and administrators from the Independent School Alliance, an organization of schools outside the public school system. She also gave a sneak peek to our forthcoming elementary school curriculum. To round out the day, she led an afternoon identity development workshop for teens. The keynote speaker, Carol A. Swainson, Associate Head of School at St. James Espicopal School, echoed many of our themes to an audience that greatly reflected the community we seek to serve. Thank you so much Farzana for all the great work you do!
MASC’S Original Parenting Seminar Series is starting again. Our next topic: Fostering Interfaith Families.
Stay tuned to MASC’s newsletters for information about the new series. There will be three seminars between now and June of 2016. Participant reviews have been overwhelmingly positive! Join the conversation in a supportive environment, meet new people, and learn something too!
COMMUNITY EVENTS: Dear White People – a Mixed Roots Stories Mixer
WHEN: October 17, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park
HOW MUCH: $15 or $25 with wine
This is an outdoor movie screening of the comedic film “Dear White People.” To get more information about this event please visit their Facebook event page HERE.
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We call upon the Office of Management and Budget to revise standards to allow for mixed Latino and non-Latino identification.
We call upon all federal agencies and federally funded agencies, schools, and programs that collect racial demographic information to be in compliance with Office of Management and Budget Directive No. 15.
We call upon all corporations (for profit and non-profit) that collect racial demographic information to adopt a methodology that respects multiracial identity.
We call upon the California Department of Finance to convene a racially diverse advisory committee, including person(s) of mixed heritage, to review their methodology for tabulating racial demographics.