Tony Mendez (Irish, Italian, Mexican)[American]

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Known as: Retired CIA Technical Operations Officer, Author & Artist (Known for his on-the-scene management of the “Canadian caper” during the Iran hostage crisis; His story during that crisis was adapted in Oscar winning film “Argo”)

Written Works: “Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA”, “Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War”, “A Classic Case of Deception”, “Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History”

Awards/Accolades: Intelligence Star, CIA Trailblazer Award, Order of the Sphinx

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Mixed Race Radio Interviews Professor of Sociology G. Reginald Daniel on Multiracial Identity

G. Reginald Daniel
G. Reginald Daniel

G. Reginald Daniel, Professor of Sociology, teaches courses exploring comparative race and ethnic relations. Since 1989, he has taught “Betwixt and Between,” which is one of the first and longest-standing university courses to deal specifically with the question of multiracial identity comparing the U.S. with various parts of the world.

He has numerous publications that explore this topic including several books entitled More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order (2002) and Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths? (2006), Machado de Assis: Multiracial Identity and the Brazilian Novelist (2012), as well as the article “Race, Multiraciality, and Barack Obama: Toward a More Perfect Union?, which appeared in the journal Black Scholar (2009), and a book chapter with a similar title “Race, Multiraciality, and the Election of Barack Obama: Toward a More Perfect Union?,” which was published in Andrew Jolivette’s edited volume Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (2012).

On June 16, 2012, Daniel received the Loving Prize at the 5 Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles. Established in 2008, the prize is a commemoration of the June 12, 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision that removed the last laws prohibiting racial intermarriage. It is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers, and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating the mixed racial and cultural experience. More recently, Daniel was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” where he discussed his teaching on multiraciality and the significance of the Loving Prize.

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Sanoe Lake (Hawaiian, Japanese, English) [American]

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Known as: Film Actress & Author (Wrote the book “Surfer Girl: A Guide To The Surfing Life”)

 

Movies: “Blue Crush”, “Half Life”, “Cruel World”, “Rolling”, “Creature of Darkness”
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Velina Hasu Houston (Japanese, Blackfoot Pikuni Native American Indian, and African American)

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Velina Hasu Houston (Japanese, Blackfoot Pikuni Native American Indian, and African American) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning playwright, essayist, poet, author, editor, and screenwriter (Plays: “Tea”, “Asa Ga Kimashita”, “Kokoro”, “The Matsuyama Mirror”, “Hula Heart”, “Ikebana (Living Flowers)”, “Shedding the Tiger”, “Waiting for Tadashi”)

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Tara Betts (African-American/White French)…

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Tara Betts (African-American/White French) [American]

 

Known as: Poet, Author and Educator (Books: “Arc & Hue”; Performances: Def Poetry Jam, National Poetry Slam, SPOKEN, Vagina Monologues; Lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University)

More Information: Tara Betts’ Official Site, Tara Bett

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Dr. Joy DeGruy – Bulding Bridges – Keynote 2011

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“Dr. Joy DeGruy (Leary) is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author, and presenter. Dr. Joy, as most know her, is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present.

 

Dr. DeGruy holds a bachelor of science degree in communications, a master’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in social work research. She is an assistant professor at Portland State University. She has written many articles and books, including Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, which is the basis for her speech today. Her work suggests that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors, some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and others that are detrimental and destructive. “Healing must occur on multiple levels, because the injury occurred on multiple levels.

 

The Building Bridges Conference, is a student-initiated, student-led diversity conference dedicated to addressing today’s pressing global and social issues. The conference series aims to increase awareness and action through inspirational speakers supplemented by interactive workshops and action steps. This year’s conference, I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present, will provide a rewarding opportunity to engage in important dialogue regarding slavery—from the historical slave trade to today’s modern society.”

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Dr. Joy Lectures – Videos

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Love my dear sister Dr. Joy DeGruy. 

She speaks the truth and makes it plain. 

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Kip Fulbeck (Chinese, English, Irish)…

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Kip Fulbeck (Chinese, English, Irish) [American]   Known as: Artist, Spoken Word Performer, Filmmaker, Teacher, Author (Creator of “The Hapa Project”; Featured on CNN, MTV, PBS & The Today Show; His art has been exhibited all around the world; Keynoted many conferences & festivals; Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara)   Books: “Part Asian, 100% Hapa”, “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids”, “Permanence: Tattoo Portraits”, “Paper Bullets”
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Mark Whitaker – Daily Multiracial

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(Black/White) [American]   Known as: Executive Vice President and managing editor for CNN Worldwide (Author of “My Long Trip Home: A family memoir”; Former Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News; Former Editor of Newsweek; Former President of the American Society of Magazine Editors)
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Rebecca Walker – Daily Multiracial


(Jewish/African-American) [American]
Known as: Best selling Author (“Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self”) and daughter of author Alice Walker
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