|Monday, 24 September 2012 09:32|
The Asian-American Review is interested in collaborating with BAAS on their new Mixed-Race Initiative.|
The initiative has 3 phases:
-a special journal issue on mixed race, set to debut in Fall 2013, that will combine work by writers, scholars, artists, activists, and more;
-a community partnership/student internship program to develop the issue;
and-an international multi-institution synchronous teaching program to run in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 (for which AALR will serve as a hub to connect all participating classrooms, providing a shared curriculum to draw from and various opportunities for exchange between classrooms).
Follow this link for additional details: http://aalrmag.org/mixed-race-initiative/ or download the PDF here.
Thanks to political organizing, scholarship, and the arts, not to mention media coverage, mixed race has become hyper-visible. So what’s next? AALR’s special issue on mixed race, due out in Fall 2013, won’t simply be a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that of provocateur—inspiring new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners.
All contributions to the issue will be collaborative, “mixed” in nature, bringing together folks across racial and ethnic boundaries, across disciplines, genres, regions, and generations. We’ll be soliciting work from artists and writers, historians and activists, race scholars and filmmakers, teachers and students, among others. The idea is a network of original projects that not only map out multiracialism past and present but also break new ground. Call for Proposals in Fall 2012.