Mixed Heritage Week (MHW)
February 25 – March 1, 2013
About Mixed Heritage Week (MHW)
Mixed Heritage Week is an annual celebration of the mixed experience. Started in 2005 as a joint effort between MOSAIC (a student organization for mixed students, now known as the Mixed Student Union) and the Cross Cultural Center. Mixed Heritage Week seeks to empower members of the mixed community, comprised of individuals from every racial and ethnic group, including people who identify as multiracial, multiethnic, and transracially/transnationally adopted. Programs featured within the week, such as the Mixed Photo Exhibit, also educate the larger community about issues faced by mixed individuals.
MHW Planning Committee times for Spring Quarter:
5-6pm every Monday in the CCC's Conference Room.
Bring your ideas for programs, speakers, films, and events to our weekly Mixed Heritage Week planning meetings. To volunteer, please contact Melissa Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Heritage Week Events Calendar 2013
ON DISPLAY ALL WEEK:
Photo Exhibit : Loving v. Virginia (1967)
1st floor of Hart Hall
Loving v. Virginia (1967) was a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws
prohibiting interracial marriage.The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a Black woman, and Richard Loving, a White man,
who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. Their marriage violated the state's
Monday, February 25
Tuesday, February 26
Wed., February 27
Thursday, February 28
Friday, February 29
Mixed Heritage Week Kick–Off
A celebration of Mixed Heritage to begin the 9th Annual Mixed Heritage Week!
Archived photos of UC Davis students & community members defining their own reality and experience identifying as mixed.
Native American – Black African
A discussion of the long history between Native Americans and Blacks in North America and its significance in
The Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People
Read the Rights. Join the Discussion!
Fusions of Veracruz Region in Mexico: History, Music & Dance
Presentation on the African presence in Mexican culture from the history of the Vera Cruz region. Impact on the music and dance of that region.
Film: “Mixing Nia”
Covers the subject of being caught between two racial worlds as the main character tries to find her identity as a
Bone Marrow Registry
Communities of color are vastly underrepresented in bone marrow registries. For many individuals of mixed race the likelihood of finding a bone marrow donor is almost impossible. If you are able, please consider signing up for the Bone Marrow registry.
Reveals the grit rather than the glamour of transracial adoption. The film delves into the lives of two well – meaning families and show the subtle challenges they face. The results are “riveting and unpredictable”.
Too often queer spaces are not inclusive of individuals of mixed heritage. Mixed Fruit provides a safe space for queer people of mixed heritage to discuss the many intersections of their identities.
How do you feel about interracial dating? Join a session on dating and commitment choices and consequences.
For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Melissa Johnson: