The final CMRS 2014 conference schedule now available
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"Global Mixed Race"

The 3rd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
November 13-15, 2014
DePaul University
Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60614

The conference is a little over three weeks away! We are looking forward to welcoming you to Chicago. We are pleased to announce that the final conference schedule is now available.

CMRS 2014 will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines around the world to facilitate a conversation about the transnational, transdisciplinary, and transracial field of Critical Mixed Race Studies. Join us for our featured keynotes; three full days of over 45 panels, roundtables, and presentations by scholars, activists and artists; short film screenings and live performance event; plus feature film screenings and performances throughout the conference.

Register It's free and open to the public
Please register ahead of time so that we can have a name tag ready for you.

Download the final schedule.
Printed copies will be available for the first 500 guests.

Visit the conference website for more info.

Still looking for accommodations?
As of 10-17-14 all of the preferred conference hotels have sold out. The Hotel Lincoln added 15 additional rooms to our CMRS block. You can also find additional DePaul discounts for local hotels here:
Please also consider Chicago's hostels such as Chicago Getaway Hostel, which is just .7 miles from the conference location.


Event Highlights

CMRS Featured Keynote Speaker Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:45-7:15

“Mixed Race, Transconnectivity and the Global Imagination”
Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain is Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University Ireland Maynooth.

Mixed Roots Stories Featured Keynote Speaker and Short Film Screening Friday, November 14, 2014 5:15-7:00pm

“Mixed Race Representations in Contemporary Irish Cinema”
Zélie Asava
 is Joint Programme Director of Video and Film at Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Friday Night Nov 14th Featured Shorts:

America in Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity (excerpts) (2006), by Alicia S. Woods
The Happiest Person in America (2013), by Sara Israel
For the Love of Unicorns (2014), by Genevieve Erin O’Brien
Negro: A Docu-Series about Latino Identity (excerpts) (2013), by Dash Harris
Mixed Match trailer (2014), by Jeff Chiba Stearns

Mixed Roots Stories Live Performance Showcase Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:00-6:30pm

Featuring: Joe Hernández-KolskiElizabeth LiangFred Sasaki
Tania Canas, and Tangled Roots

Featured Films:

Thurs, Nov 13 4:00-5:30pm Silk Road Rising presents Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness(2012, 24 min 8 sec) directed by Jamil Khoury and Stephen Combs – screening and talk back session with Jamil Khoury.
Fri, Nov 14, 3:15-5:00pm Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China (2014, 1 hour 28 min) – screening and Q&A with the executive producer Paula Williams Madison. 
Sat, Nov 15, 10:45am-12:15pm A Lot Like You, (2012, 82 min) directed by Eliaichi Kimaro. Join the director for a round table discussion “Mixed Experiences on Screen” on Thurs, Nov 13 9:45-11:15am along with Jeff Chiba Stearns (Mixed Match), Megumi Nishikura (Hafu), and our Mixed Roots Stories keynote Zélie Asava.
HOSTS: DePaul Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, DePaul Center for Intercultural Programs, and Mixed Roots Stories.
DEPAUL SPONSORS: Office of Institutional Diversity and EquityAfrican Black Diaspora StudiesArt, Media, & DesignCenter for Latino Research, The Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Critical Ethnic Studies, Global Asian StudiesIrish StudiesLGBTQ Studies, University Research Council grant, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Use our hashtag in your social media posts: #CMRS2014

Follow and interact with the conference on twitter: @CMRSmixedrace
Follow and interact with Mixed Roots Stories on twitter: @ourmixedstories

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