Mixed-Race and Interracial Families in Oregon's Past and Future
November 1, 2019 | 11 AM--12:30 PM | Garlington Health Center
3036 NE MLK Blvd, Portland OR 97212
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. This event will take place in the Education Room.
Angela Kremer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 890-3071