Discussing Mixed Race Identity in America today through book & movie reviews and interviews with mixed people. A Social Commentary on Biracial Life.
Mixed Roots Stories~ What's Yours?
Join us today as we meet the visionaries behind Mixed Roots Stories: Chandra, Mark and our very own, Fanshen Cox. Mixed Roots Stories (MXRS) is a new resource for teaching and learning about the Mixed Experience and is a creative and dynamic online and physical California Not-For-Profit dedicated to promoting artists and stories of all kinds that address Mixed experiences. “We are an interactive community, so input and collaboration with others is essential to our mission ofCelebrating and Strengthening Diverse Mixed Communities through the Power of Sharing Stories.”
AND THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN:
There are a number of collaborative opportunities:
o YOU CAN Promote story ideas on the Mixed Roots Stories website
o YOU CAN Partner to plan and implement an event (for example MXRS is partnering with Critical Mixed Race Studies in bringing arts and cultural programming to the 2014 conference)
o YOU CAN Share the MXRS podcast
o YOU CAN Participate in the selection of the Mixed Roots Stories logo
WON’T YOU JOIN US?
PLEASE CALL IN TO SHARE YOUR MIXED ROOTS STORY.
Mixed Roots Stories' very own: Chandra, Mark and Fanshen will join us to take your calls and tell us all about this amazing new resource.
WON’T YOU JOIN US?
A Breakdown & Discussion of Upcoming Events with Our Very Own, Steve Riley
On Wednesday’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, Steve Riley (mixedracestudies. org) will join me to discuss some upcoming events and performances occurring all over the world. Whether you are in Chicago, Los Angeles, or Philadelphia, PA, there are things to do, places to go and people to meet.
If you are hosting an event or need someone to “go-with”, join us and share, share, share.
We’ve got updates from Laura Kina, Lisa Jones (Topaz Club), and Steve Riley. Oh yeah……If you reside in the Republic of Georgia, we’ll let you know where to go to get a mulatto spray tan….Yes, I said it!!!
You see we have a lot to discuss so please feel free to join us by dialing in or joining our chat room.
And don’t forget to tell a friend.
Also, we want to use this time to say “Thank You” to everyone who continues to follow us. You may have noticed that our site is missing a few episodes from the past few weeks. For anyone who doesn’t know, I’ve been broadcasting live from Northeastern Ohio since early January and Mother Nature continues to express her authority over all things by sending -35 degree temps and record snowfalls our way. Needless to say, when pipes burst, fire alarms begin to sound and therefore radio shows cannot be recorded. So, thank you for your continued support.
As long as Mother Nature allows, we will continue to bring you episodes that showcase some amazing people and even more amazing movements.
Keep the emails and phone calls coming.
WON’T YOU JOIN US?
“The R Word”~ A Conversation Starter for White Students Who Want to be Teachers
On TODAY'S episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Educator and Author of The R Word, Marianne Modica, Assistant Professor of Education at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. Marianne recently received her PhD in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey and for the last 16 years, Dr. Modica has been a teacher educator at a small, mostly white college. “I have noticed that my white students, many of whom are preparing to enter the teaching profession in racially diverse settings, have thought little about the impact of race on their lives and the lives of people around them. This inspired me to write The R Word, a story that I hoped would create awareness in white youth about the racial inequity that continues in our contemporary society. I believe my mission is to help my students understand that race is a salient issue, that it impacts all of our lives every day, and that, as future teachers, they must explore their own racial identity as whites if they are to create a classroom environment that helps youth in their classes to develop healthy racial identities.”
Join us as we discuss Marianne’s young adult novel, The R Word, which tells the story of a very sheltered white teenager named Rachel who has never thought about race or recognized what her whiteness affords her every day. Rachel is representative of many white youth found in suburban settings, including Dr. Modica’s own children and the college students she’s been teaching for the last 16 years. When the character Rachel befriends students of color, she begins to see the world through their eyes, and realizes how her whiteness has protected her from profiling and afforded her the luxury of an affluent school district all of her life.
IF YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR OR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, THIS SHOW IS FOR YOU!
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"A Lot Like You" ~ Where Will Your Cultural Journey Take You?
WOW! This show is just for YOU!
On today's episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Activist-turned-filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro. As the director of 9elephants productions, Eli produces videos for non-profits about social and economic justice issues in an effort to use video to bring stories of struggle, resistance and survival to a broader audience.
Eliaichi brings a lifetime of personal and professional experience exploring issues of culture, identity, race, class, gender and trauma to her Award-winning directorial debut, A Lot Like You. Drawing upon her 9-year film journey, she is currently on the campus and conference lecture circuit engaging communities across the country in discussion about mixed race/multicultural issues, cultural identity, gender violence, and the power of personal storytelling.
Please join us Today as we discuss how we can "use our own personal stories (our own documentaries if you will) like 'A Lot Like You', as a spring board for exploring issues of race, identity, and belonging."
WON'T YOU JOIN US? We'd love to hear your story!
2013 Year in Race Review & Stories We're Following in 2014 w/Eddie Nwabuoku
Please Join us on Wednesday January 8, 2014 for a Special Episode of Mixed Race Radio!
Eddie Nwabuoku and I will review stories from 2013 that impacted our communities AND we will share some of trends and stories that we will continue to follow in 2014.
Join us for the 2013 Year End Review on Race and Feel free to share what you are looking forward to following in 2014.
Wednesday's discussion will be led by Eddie Nwabuoku, Core Volunteer and Director of Technology for the Loving Day Project.
Throughout the year, Eddie has shared and contributed to some pretty amazing conversations and topics. If you have been a part of the dialogue, now's your chance.
Join us for a lively discussion of incidents, topics, and themes from 2013 that have made a mark in our lives, communities, and the news.
Feel free to call in to the show to share the moments that captured your hearts and minds as well.
We always love to hear from you.