So, What Are You… Anyway?: 2013 Conference on Multiracial Identity

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Census/Demographics, Identity Development/Psychology, Live Events, Media Archive, Politics/Public Policy, Social Science, United States on 2013-04-06 16:17Z by Steven

So, What Are You… Anyway?: 2013 Conference on Multiracial Identity

Hosted by the Harvard College Half-Asian People’s Association
Harvard University
2013-04-05 through 2013-04-06

The Harvard Half-Asian People’s Association will host its fifth annual conference on mixed-race politics and identity issues, “So…What Are You, Anyway?” (SWAYA) on Friday, April 5, 2013 and Saturday, April 6, 2013 on the Harvard University campus. The event is open to the public and will feature an array of exciting guest lecturers who will speak on issues involving multiracial identity.

The conference will include lectures given by author Pearl Fuyo Gaskins, Harvard professor Jennifer Hochschild, and Eric Hamako, as well as discussion groups led by experts on modern race relations. Last year, the event drew over one hundred students and other guests from colleges and cities around the US.

SWAYA will culminate in a special gala dinner* in honor of the 2013 recipient of the Cultural Pioneer Award, Pearl Gaskins, author of the book What are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

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What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

Posted in Books, Family/Parenting, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Monographs, United States on 2010-10-05 00:17Z by Steven

What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

Henry Holt and Company and imprint of MacMillan
June 1999
288 pages
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8050-5968-7, ISBN10: 0-8050-5968-7

Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

Awards: American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library; NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Booklist Editors’ Choice

In the past three decades, the number of interracial marriages in the United States has increased by more than 800 percent. Now over four million children and teenagers do not identify themselves as being just one race or another.

Here is a book that allows these young people to speak in their own voices about their own lives.

What Are You? is based on the interviews the author has made over the past two years with mixed-race young people around the country. These fresh voices explore issues and topics such as dating, families, and the double prejudice and double insight that come from being mixed, but not mixed-up.

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