Mixed Race Radio- Mixed Roots Stories~ What’s Yours?

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Join us today as we meet the visionaries behind Mixed Roots Stories: Chandra, Mark and our very own, Fanshen Cox. Mixed Roots Stories (MXRS) is a new resource for teaching and learning about the Mixed Experience and is a creative and dynamic online and physical California Not-For-Profit dedicated to promoting artists and stories of all kinds that address Mixed experiences. “We are an interactive community, so input and collaboration with others is essential to our mission of Celebrating and Strengthening Diverse Mixed Communities through the Power of Sharing Stories.”

AND THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN:

There are a number of collaborative opportunities:

o   YOU CAN Promote story ideas on the Mixed Roots Stories website

o   YOU CAN Partner to plan and implement an event (for example MXRS is partnering with Critical Mixed Race Studies in bringing arts and cultural programming to the 2014 conference)

 o   YOU CAN Share the MXRS podcast

 o   YOU CAN Participate in the selection of the Mixed Roots Stories logo

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Mixed Race Radio- Mixed Roots Stories~ What’s Yours?

Mixed race radio tiffany rae “Join us today as we meet the visionaries behind Mixed Roots Stories: Chandra, Mark and our very own, Fanshen Cox. Mixed Roots Stories (MXRS) is a new resource for teaching and learning about the Mixed Experience and is a creative and dynamic online and physical California Not-For-Profit dedicated to promoting artists and stories of all kinds that address Mixed experiences. “We are an interactive community, so input and collaboration with others is essential to our mission of Celebrating and Strengthening Diverse Mixed Communities through the Power of Sharing Stories.” “

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Mixed Race Radio – Gotchya Day

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In keeping with an atmosphere of education and encouragement, Mixed Race Radio is hosting a discussion on the term, “Gotchya Day.” I originally saw this term in a discussion in a LinkedIn group headed by adoption professionals and saw that, based on the shared comments and dialogue, this was a topic that had many people siding on two very different extremes.

Please join us as we speak with people who share a professional or personal connection and opinion about the controversial subject of “Gotchya Day.”

We look forward to clarifying perceptions and prejudices and gaining insight on how the use of this term hinders or helps children and families connected through foster care or adoption.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mixed-race-radio/2013/05/08/gothcya-a-discussion-about-this-controversial-adoption-term-1

Mixed Race Radio- What Do You Do When “Neither/Both” is Your Only Choice? With Lola Osunkoya

Mixed race radio tiffany rae“On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Lola Osunkoya, author of the blog, Neither/Both and of Neither/Both LLC, a private practice focused on counseling and community building in the Mixed-Race community. Join me today as Lola shares details and insights from her trip to Nigeria in 2006 when she went to meet her father and began to explore Identity even deeper.

“I am Mixed-Race. The experience of being “neither/both” – living among and between two races/cultures – expands beyond being Mixed. I find the experience is similar to Trans-Racial adoptees and the children of immigrants growing up first generation in America. And frankly, the experience can be similar among anyone Of Color who regularly crosses culture. Our experience begins with our families of origin, so I also include parents of the community and people in interracial relationships.”

By day, Lola is a mental health clinician working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).  She was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and her interest in Mixed Race identity development was born out of her personal experience as the daughter of a White American mother and Nigerian father.  At all other times, Lola explores historical components affecting individuals who self-identify as Black/White Biracials.

We will discuss some common experiences in Mixed Race identity and their effects on mental health, Mixed-Race identity development theoretical models, Adler’s Social Interest and Mixed Race community, AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, Lola will discuss her “Mixed in Mpls” project and Stereotype vulnerability.”

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Mixed Race Radio – “The R Word”~ A Conversation Starter for White Students Who Want to be Teachers

Mixed race radio tiffany rae “On TODAY’S episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Educator and Author of The R Word, Marianne Modica, Assistant Professor of Education at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. Marianne recently received her PhD in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey and for the last 16 years, Dr. Modica has been a teacher educator at a small, mostly white college. “I have noticed that my white students, many of whom are preparing to enter the teaching profession in racially diverse settings, have thought little about the impact of race on their lives and the lives of people around them. This inspired me to write The R Word, a story that I hoped would create awareness in white youth about the racial inequity that continues in our contemporary society. I believe my mission is to help my students understand that race is a salient issue, that it impacts all of our lives every day, and that, as future teachers, they must explore their own racial identity as whites if they are to create a classroom environment that helps youth in their classes to develop healthy racial identities.”

Join us as we discuss Marianne’s young adult novel, The R Word, which tells the story of a very sheltered white teenager named Rachel who has never thought about race or recognized what her whiteness affords her every day.  Rachel is representative of many white youth found in suburban settings, including Dr. Modica’s own children and the college students she’s been teaching for the last 16 years.  When the character Rachel befriends students of color, she begins to see the world through their eyes, and realizes how her whiteness has protected her from profiling and afforded her the luxury of an affluent school district all of her life.”

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SWIRL GIRL ARMY…..leftleftleftrightleft…..Do You Have What it Takes to Join?

On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Liz Brinson, the 26 year old founder and CEO of the world’s first Multi-cultural/Multi-ethnic lifestyle and fashion publication, Swirl Girl Army.

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What Do You Do When “Neither/Both” is Your Only Choice? With Lola Osunkoya

On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Lola Osunkoya, author of the blog, Neither/Both and of Neither/Both LLC, a private practice focused on counseling and community building in the Mixed-Race community.

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“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.

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CRICKET~A Story of Discovery for a Supermodel’s Daughter

On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Native American author and daughter, Susan Fedorko. Susan had always known she was put up for adoption before she was even a year old. And she had always known she was Native American.

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