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What Are You? Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon’s Past and Future

January 12, 2017

The number of mixed-race people and interracial families in Oregon is growing. What are the challenges and benefits of growing up mixed-race, raising mixed-race children, or being an interracial couple in a state that’s historically been mostly white? How can we openly discuss our own ethnic and racial heritage with each other without being regarded as odd or unusual? How have the answers to “What are you?” changed through the decades?

Dmae Roberts, who has written essays and produced film and radio documentaries about being a biracial Asian American in Oregon, leads a discussion of heritage that goes beyond checking one race on US Census forms.

Funded project of Oregon Humanities.  Oregon Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Time: 6:00 pm

Contact: Dori King E-mail:
Oregon Episcopal School
6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223
United States
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