Monday, February 11, 2008

1st Annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival 2008

Finally there's a film festival for mixed people!

When I was younger there weren't any forums for children of interracial couples to talk about our issues and share our experiences with one another. But I'm so glad that things have changed for the better. Halle Berry won an Oscar, Tiger Woods rules the fairway and there's a biracial canidate running for president. It's good to be mixed!

The ladies over at are putting together the 1st Annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival to be held in Los Angeles on June 12th - 15th at the Japanese American National Museum. They have an open call for submissions (films, artwork, poetry, etc.) and it's free to submit. They're also taking requests for workshops, so if public speaking is your thing then maybe you can craft a workshop for the festival. For more info you can visit their website or email mixedchicks[at]yahoo[dot]com - But don't wait too long to submit, the deadline is March 4th.

[Hat tip to J. Holmes for the photo]


Scott Williams said...

I'm diggin' the Other Shirts in the picture.

SolShine7 said...

Yeah, they're pretty cool.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Those shirts are pretty cool!!

Neeci said...

I want a shirt. Maybe I'm not racially mixed - but I am ethnically mixed. *pouts*

I am happy there are forums for mixed people now. I hate how people look at mixed people as "taboo". I don't get it. Even after shuttling between New York and Nigeria most of my life, I still don't get it. I guess my parents' prejudices didn;t rub off on me.

Yates said...

I like your blog a ton.

SolShine7 said...

Neeci, that's so cool that you traveled to Africa often, I wish I could do the same! I'd like to vist a bunch of countries there like Egypt, Morrocco, South Africa and many more!!!

And as far as "Other" goes it could mean a lot of things, so go for it. :)

Welcome Yates!!! I'm glad you enjoy my blog enjoys you TONS!!!! Comments make me smile. :D