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Saturday, November 2, 2013

3rd Annual "What Are You" Mixed Heritage Discussion at Brooklyn Historical Society #CBBG #WhatRU

From the Travyon Martin murder trial, to racist responses to the Cheerios commercial starring an interracial couple, recent media events illustrate that the U.S is definitely not post-racial.

3rd Annual What Are You A Discussion about Mixed Heritage event at Brooklyn Historical Society

Join the Brooklyn Historical Society as they present a stellar line-up of media-makers, artists, activists, bloggers and performers to discuss critical questions relating to mixed-heritage and multiracial identity during the 3rd Annual: What Are You? - A Discussion about Mixed Heritage

Brooklyn Historical Society will host a multi-media panel and community discussion on questions such as: How do we perform and display our identities? How does media, film, art, and humor shape and mediate mixed-race identity?

Panelists include:
  • Michael David Murphy and Alyson West, creators of We are the 15%
  • Natasha L. Logan, curator of White Boys and Chris Johnson of transmedia project, Question Bridge: Black Males
  • Anoushka Ratnarajah and Marcelitte Failla of Toasted Marshmallows, and Jay Smooth, host of hip-hop video blog Ill Doctrine and video producer at
  • Plus a dance performance by special guests – We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic.

To learn more, visit
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trick or Treat Bag - Day 290 of 2013

We received a Lands End Halloween Tote - a Pumpkin

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But we don't celebrate Halloween. Still it will come in handy for something else.
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Smurf 2 Movie Swag - Day 230 of 2013

One of the Pr agencies sent us some Smurfs 2 movie items to thank us for helping them promote.

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I received t-shirts, posters and masks. We also received some jiggle fruit snacks but it contained apples, which Daniel is allergic to, so no good with those. Still it was nice of them.
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Capture the Spirit of Ramadan International Photography Competition

Have you heard about the 3rd Annual "Capture the Spirit of Ramadan" International Photography Competition (IRPC)? The competition aims to bring people together from around the world in an effort to counter the negative images of Islam often seen in the media. The competition is open to all photographers, regardless of religion, to capture the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan.

The competition strives to open people's minds and hearts to the good in the Islamic faith. Islamophobia is still rampant in America with the media showing images of terrorism and hatred. By showing images of everyday Americans enjoying Ramadan, viewers will get to see inside of the faith that teaches true devotion through restraint and patience. This serves as a unique form of education through images rather than words.

IRPC is eager to (1) recruit professional photographers in America, regardless of religion, to submit entries, and (2) widen the viewership of Americans through their 55,000+ strong social media platforms.

IRPC is a unique international photography competition
  • Publishes all online photo entries (that pass the submission criteria for quality and technical expertise, not just selected finalists and winners) daily throughout Ramadan
  • Strives to give as much exposure to photographs throughout the year--an incentive for novice photographers
  • Hosts an international touring exhibition of the IRPC photography collection (US exhibitions are currently in negotiations with the Arab American National Museum and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University).
  • Is a non-profit, year-round 100% volunteer initiative

About IRPC

IRPC was founded by Basel Almisshal, a professional photographer, in Ramadan 2011. IRPC has seen massive growth in its first two years, and will have an exhibition at The Museum of Islamic Arts in Malaysia during Ramadan 2014.

IRPC is a unique 30-day visual celebration of Ramadan, which began July 10, 2013. Artists from over 60 countries have shared images to over 3 million viewers in previous years.

To learn more, visit the website:

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Monday, June 3, 2013

One Drop of Love show & documentary film at Hollywood Fringe Festival

One Drop of Love is a solo show and documentary film that journey from the U.S. to East & West Africa and from 1790 to the present as a culturally Mixed woman explores the influence of the One Drop Rule on her family and society.

One Drop of Love show and documentary film

One Drop of Love is back in LA for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Fridays June 21st and 28th and Sunday June 30th.

The June 30th show is a fundraiser for MASC and a Loving Day celebration.

Tickets are on sale now, here:

More info on the show and documentary:

One Big Hapa Family Free Online Screening till June 9, 2013

The 48 min. broadcast version of feature live action/animated documentary, One Big Hapa Family, is now screening for free online until June 9th.

One Big Hapa Family Free Online Screening

The film explores why a Japanese family married interracially and how this reflects the 95% intermarriage rate for Japanese Canadians in Canada.

About the Film

After a family reunion, Japanese-Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese-Canadian family married interracially after his grandparents’ generation.

Using a mix of live action and animation, “One Big Hapa Family” explores why 95 percent of Japanese-Canadians--more than any other ethnic group--marry interracially and how their mixed children perceive their unique multiracial identities.

The stories of our generations of a Japanese-Canadian family to come to life through animation by some of Canada’s brightest independent animators, including Louise Johnson, Ben Meinhardt, Todd Ramsay, Kunal Sen, Jonathan Ng, and the filmmaker himself.

“One Big Hapa Family” makes us question: Is interracial mixing the end of multiculturalism as we know it?

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NYC Loving Day Celebration 2013

Get ready for the 10th annual LOVING DAY FLAGSHIP CELEBRATION in New York City! Come celebrate the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the U.S.

NYC Loving Day Celebration 2013

DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2013
TIME: 3:00pm
WHERE: Solar 1, East River waterfront at 23rd St. in Manhattan

FREE BBQ: all day
FREE BEER: for the first hour
$5 suggested donation at the door

Event will happen rain or shine, and it's friendly for multicultural families of all ages!

To RSVP at Flavorpill -

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