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4th-Annual Mixed Race Week

March 30, 2012

Monday, April 2, marks the beginning of the 4th-annual Mixed Race Week, a series of presentations and activities celebrating the multiracial and interracial community at CSU. This annual event is sponsored by Shades of CSU, an organization dedicated to multiracial of a few of its kind in the country.

Shades of CSU imageMonday, April 2

Faculty Meet and Greet
4 p.m.-6 p.m., LSC Virginia Dale Room

Come join Shades of CSU as we host our Kick-Off Event for Mixed Race Week. Students will be able to mix and mingle with faculty on campus who identify as multiracial and/or identify with being multicultural. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with staff on a panel about their experiences.

Tuesday, April 3

CSU TED Talks: Part 1
11 a.m.-noon, LSC - 210

Lions, bears, tornados, avalanches... All these things are clearly dangerous, but would you ever think that a story would be dangerous? Come join Shades of CSU in viewing a short film "The Danger of a Single Story" followed by a discussion centered around the film.

The Race Fight: A Check in More Than One Box
6 p.m.-7 p.m., LSC Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center

Have you ever wondered how you are "counted" in the CSU statistics according to your race/ethnicity? New Changes in reporting policies provide CSU students with the right to identify as being more than one race/ethnicity. Checking more than one box is causing some concern when it comes to the statistics of minority groups on the CSU campus. Come join Shades of CSU as Jim Rawlings and Kate Wormus discuss the effects of checking more than one box.

Mixed Race Representation in the Media
7 p.m.-8 p.m., LSC  Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center

Come join an engaging presentation by Shades of CSU Co-Advisor, Carl Olsen, to see how popular films allude to the mixed race community. We promise you will view media with a different lens after this session!

Wednesday, April 4

Women at Noon: In Between Ethnicities: Latin Asian
Noon, LSC 220 - 222

While there are benefits for being a part of two completely different cultures, there are also some challenges. This interactive session will include a short video made by the presenter that takes a glimpse into her eyes as being a Chinese and Puerto Rican woman. In a world where we are constantly told what it means to be a certain race or ethnicity, what if these cultures clash with each other? We will take a deeper look into how each individual in the session has one place in their world where "two different worlds collide." After looking into this "collision of cultures" whether it stems from gender identity, racial/ethnic identity, and/or class identity we will then discuss ways of moving towards understanding and peace with all of who we are.

Come join this conversation with Kim Ford as collaboration with Shades and Women at Noon.

Cultural Speed Dating
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., LSC 213-215

An event to practice cultural communication across different genders, and identities, and learn tools to use when talking about race and culture with friends, families, and partners.

Thursday, April 5

CSU TED Talks: Part 2
11 a.m.-noon, LSC 210

Have you ever looked at the person next to you and wondered what their story consisted of? Well, now is the opportunity to come listen to some of your fellow CSU students share their story about their experience as being a mixed-race individual.

Loving Day: Dinner and a Movie
6 p.m., LSC Commons

Come celebrate Loving Day with Shades of CSU with dinner and a movie. We will be watching "Mr. and Mrs. Loving" while enjoying some free food catered by Spoons (first come, first serve). The film will start at 6:30pm and will be followed by a brief discussion of themes, events, and reactions. Hope to see you all there!

Contact: Elliott Housman-Turrubiate