Mixed-Race Families in the West: What Is Lost and What Is Gained?

Mixed-Race Families in the West: What Is Lost and What Is Gained?

  • Date:
    Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • Time:
    8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Venue:
    The Huntington Library
  • Room:
    Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center
  • Cost:
    free
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Summary:

What role does California and the West play in shaping the nation's understandings of mixed-race families and individuals? How is the growing mixed-race population shaping education, politics, public policy and the media?

Description:

Drawing from the region's historic diversity, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West will explore issues of mixed-race and multiethnic identity in an inter-disciplinary workshop. Designed around a series of open-ended discussions and commentaries, this workshop brings together participants and commentators from diverse backgrounds to explore the history and future of mixed-race experience in the West. We hope that this cross-disciplinary examination will lead to ongoing conversations about this critical shift in personal and collective identity, and its potential influence on Southern California and the nation.

  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • USC Dornsife
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 161
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0353