What are you? Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's past and future

  • June 03, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sprague Gallery, Coos History Museum

Free discussion with Dmae Roberts. Part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.


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, in recent history, has 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, produced films, and radio documentaries about being a biracial Asian American in Oregon, will lead a discussion of heritage that goes beyond checking on race on the US census.


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