Mixed Remixed Festival
A Film, Book & Media Festival Celebrating the Mixed Experience
My new festival project, the Mixed Remixed Festival, is the nation's premiere event celebrating stories of the Mixed racial and cultural experience through films, books, visual arts and performance. Join us at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles June 13, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Mixed Remixed Festival. Learn more about Mixed Remixed Festival below or visit the website www.mixedremixed.org.
In 2008, I became a founder of the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival, an annual free public event, to celebrate storytelling of the Mixed racial and cultural experience including transracial/transcultural adoption and interracial/intercultural relationships. The last Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival was held in 2012 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown LA.
Learn more about the original mixed roots festival here:
- Read article from the New York Times »
- Read the Ebony Magazine essay I wrote » [PDF] (This essay won a 2012 Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.)
Mixed Remixed Festival 2014
Japanese American National Museum
June 13, 2015 Los Angeles, CA
The inaugural Mixed Remixed Festival held in June 2014 was a huge success with more than 700 festival attendees. Multiracial families and individuals gathered for an incredible day of workshops, panel presentations, readings and film screenings. The Festival culminated in a powerful evening that celebrated Comedy Central's Key & Peele, Cheerios and writer Susan Straight and featured the talents of Erica Gimpel, Aaron Samuels, Khanisha Foster and Mya Greene. Video of the event will be posted soon. Please visit our website for updates or follow us on our social media networks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Or join our mailing list to get up-to-date information about the Festival.
Through film screenings, readings, workshops and performance, the Fest highlights previously untold stories of our connectedness as a community and a nation across cultural, racial and religious divides; provides a safe, positive forum for honest discussions about race and culture; encourages emerging storytellers’ careers; and promotes the Mixed experience as a valuable prism with which to view issues of social justice and change.
The Mixed Remixed Festival is brought to you by a founder of the original Mixed Roots film and book festival and an incredible group of volunteers. The original festival showcased many talented filmmakers, writers, and performers including Key & Peele, Rebecca Walker, Kip Fulbeck, Danzy Senna, Carleen Brice, Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts, Angela Nissel, Neil Aitken, Mat Johnson, Faith Adiele, Sundee Frasier, Karyn Parsons, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng and many many more.
The Mixed Remixed Festival is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Mixed Remixed Festival must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Please visit the website: www.mixedremixed.org.