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

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November 16, 2013
8:30am
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center
free

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?

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.