About Mixed Heritage Week:

Mixed Heritage Week is an annual celebration of the mixed experience. Started in 2005 as a joint effort between the Cross Cultural Center and Mixed Student Union (a student organization for mixed students, formerly known as the MOSAIC). Mixed Heritage Week seeks to empower members of the mixed community, comprised of individuals from many racial and ethnic communities, 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.

Mixed Heritage Week Flyer

Monday, February 29, 2016

Identity Politics 101
Come ready to both learn and share as we dismantle and demystify how identities are created. Come away learning how only YOU can choose your own identities.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting Room E in the Student Community Center

What's in a Name?
This workshop will provide a history on terminology used to describe folks of mixed heritage around the world, as well as their implications on one's personal identity development and national identity.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meeting Room E in the Student Community Center

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Mixed Open Mic Night!
Come spit, and share stories surrounding your identities! Poetry, pros, comedy, music, and other expressive art forms encouraged! Sign ups at 6:45 PM. Food and drinks provided. All identities welcome! Featuring poets Super B and MC Prototype.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Memorial Union MU II

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Intersections of Judaism
This panel discussion will feature a diverse series of narratives from the UC Davis Jewish Community. Individual experiences of Judaism can often be one facet in a complex web of identities. The panel will explore how various identities relate to Jewishness and the Jewish community as a whole.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meeting Room D in the Student Community Center

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Constructing Our Own Identities - Transracial Adoptee Narratives
This workshop brings visibility to the transracial adoptee experience. It will include discussions and activities surrounding race, culture, and allow adoptees to share their narrative and construct their own identity.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meeting Room E in the Student Community Center

Film Screening of: Hafu - The Mixed Race Experience in Japan
This 2013 Japanese Film (English Subtitles) is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their experience in modern day Japan. Narrated by hafus themselves, come to understand navigating a multicultural life within a mono-ethnic nation.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Multi-Purpose Room in the Student Community Center

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Program Coordinator Daniel
Daniel Cardenas
Program Coordinator
Phone: (530) 752-4057
Student Coordinator Natalie
Natalie Marcom
Mixed Heritage Community Coordinator
Office hours: T: 1:30-3pm | Th: 1:30-3pm
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