Celebrating its 5th year, the 2012 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is an annual arts festival celebrating stories of the mixed experience. Co-founded by Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox of popular Mixed Chicks Chat podcast and sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the “festival brings together film and book lovers, innovative and emerging artists, and multiracial families and individuals for two days of workshops, readings, film screenings and live performances including music, comedy and spoken word.” Running June 15 – 17, 2012 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles, the festival coincides with “Loving Day” – a national celebration marking the legalization of interracial racial marriage in 1967.
“The festival addresses issues of identity and role models for people of mixed heritage. Organizers point out that recent census figures show that 6.8 million Americans identify as mixed; 7% of marriages are interracial and 1 out of 5 mixed heritage Americans live in California,” as described by The Los Angeles Times. Link, Link, Link
Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival
June 15-17, 2012
Los Angeles, CA. Japanese American National Museum