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Mixed Race Week, April 6-10

April 3, 2009

Mixed Race Week at CSU offers five days of events, including the appearance of well-known television journalist Elliott Lewis and an exhibit created by CSU students, faculty, and staff of multiracial heritage that includes photos and personal statements.

A colorful palette of diversity

CSU's Campus Activities, Shades of CSU, ASCSU, and the Lory Student Center Diversity Grant are responsible for Mixed Race Week at CSU, which celebrates the blending of racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national origins.  Mixed Race Week begins on Monday, April 6 and ends on Friday, April 10.  The timeframes and locations of events vary.  Events include:

Monday, April 6

Mixed Race Week Opening Ceremony
Mixer Series: Meet multiracial faculty and staff
2-4 p.m., Lory Student Center 211E

Mix and mingle with CSU faculty and staff while enjoying delicious Lory Student Center catered food and beverages.

Tuesday, April 7

Speaker Elliott Lewis
Presentation 4-5:30 p.m., Lory Student Center 228
Reception 5:30 p.m., Lory Student Center 220

Elliott Lewis is a freelance television journalist, public speaker and author of Fade: My Journey in Multiracial America. Lewis will be presenting: “Chicken Gumbo for the Multiracial Soul: Hot, Spicy, and Heartwarming Stories on Interracial Families and Multi-ethnic Identity.” Elliott is an energetic, uplifting, thought-provoking, and surprisingly funny public speaker on multiracial identity and interracial family issues. 

Wednesday, April 8

Multiracial Photo Exhibit
All day, Lory Student Center Sunken Lounge

See photos and read personal statements of CSU students, faculty, and staff of multiracial heritage. 

Thursday April 9

Interracial and Multiracial Dialogues
4-5 p.m., Lory Student Center 211E

Join Shades of CSU to discuss current multiracial issues and trends including interracial dating, mixed race in the media, and multiracial identity. 

Friday, April 10

Loving Day Awareness Dinner
6 p.m., University Village Center
1600 W. Plum, Building #34

Loving Day honors the 1967 case of Loving vs. Virginia resulting in a federal mandate legalizing interracial marriage. The Loving Day Awareness Dinner is a catered meal designed to reach out to the community of interracial couples within CSU, Fort Collins, and the surrounding areas in celebration of this landmark legislation.

Tickets  for the dinner are available at the University Village Center or the Lory Student Center Campus Box Office.

Contact: Vani Narayana
Phone: (970) 491-4291