The secret to changing the world: Lee Mun Wah at TEDx

“Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer.

 

He is the Founder and Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.

 

His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on the film and Lee Mun Wah’s life.

 

In 2013, he will be releasing his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, which focuses on college students speaking their truth about racism and other diversity issues in higher education and beyond.

 

Lee Mun Wah talks about the power of cultural perspective and the need to reach beyond the superficial in making cross-cultural connections.’

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Garcelle Beauvais: Mixed race people shouldn’t have to pick

Community Village‘s insight:

US ACTRESS Garcelle Beauvais believes that mixed race people shouldn’t be expected to embrace one of their cultural heritages over the other.

See on www.voice-online.co.uk

“Me+You” & “Being Biracial”: Anna Bowen Explores Identity & Relationships

On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Anna Bowen, a biracial actor, singer, and writer who has worked professionally for the past fifteen years.

See on www.blogtalkradio.com

Albert Murray, author who drew on the free-wheeling spirit of jazz, dies at 97

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Mr. Murray’s works underscored how black culture and the blues were braided into American life.

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June Flashback: Nigel Barker (Sri Lankan, Irish, English, and Portuguese) [British]

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Known as: Photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker and former model (Host of “The Face”; Judge and photographer on “America’s Next Top Model”; Owner of photography Studio NB; Executive producer of “The Shot”)

See on dailymultiracial.com

June Flashback: Moses Roper (English, African-American, Native American) [American]

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Known as: 19th century author (Wrote one of the first important books on life as a slave, “Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper from American Slavery”) 

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June Flashback: Philippa Schuyler (Black/White) [American]

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Known as: Child prodigy/genius, pianist & composer, pioneering feminist, journalist, author, war correspondent

More about Philippa: Her compositions were performed by numerous American orchestras by the time she was a teen; She accompanied the New York Philharmonic at age 16; Performed piano all around the world; Influence a rise in learning the piano in the American Black community; Early campaigner against female circumcision in Africa; Rated at over 180 IQ
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Children of Mixed Ethnicity – Lenon Honor

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This week I decided to check out Lenon Honor, writer, musician, video producer, talk show host, and counselor. His website http://www.lenonhonor.com has provided a wealth of information and inspiration in regards to manhood, fatherhood, marriage, children, family, and personal growth.

Lenon Honor is the writer of two published books. The first, “Writings for the Fathers of the World of Tomorrow” was written to inspire current and future parents and to encourage healthy relationships between fathers and sons. The second book, “Deep in the Garden of Consciousness” delves deep into metaphysics, spirituality, and consciousness. Lenon Honor has produced two empowering lecture series. The first series is for women and is titled “What is an Honorable Man, How to Attract One, and Knowing that you are Worthy”. The second series is for men and is titled “Raising up Masculinity, Honoring the Penis, and Embracing Manhood as a Sacred Institution”. Both lectures delve deep into issues related to male-female relationships, attraction, self-esteem, self-worth, and personal growth.

I like him….he keeps it real and gives us things to think about, especially where our children are concerned. Peace & Blessings, BB (elle T.)