Hi Meltingpot Readers,
If any of you live in or near the Windy City, you might want to check out the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference happening this weekend, November 13 – 15th at DePaul University in Chicago. Even though it sounds like a completely academic-y thing to do, it’s totally geared towards audiences beyond those who toil in the Ivory Tower. While many of the presenters are indeed university scholars studying the mixed race experience, there are plenty of panels featuring artists, educators, community activists and even parenting experts. Not to mention, the conference is being co-sponsored by Mixed Roots Stories, an organization dedicated to exploring the mixed race experience through the arts. Mixed Roots Stories will be bringing live entertainment, films and artwork to the conference. I so wish I could be there. But just because I can’t doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage. Did I mention the entire three-day conference is free?! And walk-in registration is available. For more details and registration information, please visit the website.
If anyone decides to go, please feel free to leave a comment and tell us how it went. Thank you and you’re welcome.