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"Race is not a universal concept — the definitions we go by are often arbitrary, uniquely American and undergo dramatic shifts from one generation to the next....perhaps it's time to let multiracial people steer the conversation, instead of constantly having other who lack their lived experience define what they are, what they're not and what they can be." -- Zak Cheney-Rice, Identities.Mic
"I self-identify as African American -- that's how I'm treated and that's how I'm viewed. I'm proud of it." -- President Barack Obama
Happy New Year, DS Fans!
Join us on Thursday, January 29 for our first town hall of the year examining race and identity in the multiracial community. Our panelists will discuss growing up in a multiracial family, how they choose to identify themselves and how the biracial/multiracial story is being told through pop culture, the media, academia and the Obama Presidency. Got a question for our panelists? Submit your questions when you RSVP! Follow the conversation leading up to the town hall on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! #DSMultiracial
Jonelle Henry, Journalist, Host & Converstation Starter | Founder & Host, Districtly Speaking
Joline Collins, Training Coordinator, Spitfire Strategies
Alex Laughlin, Social Media Journalist / Audience Engagement Manager, National Journal
Steven Riley, Founder & Creater, MixedRaceStudies.org
Janea West, Journalist & Cultural Critic
Patrick Wilborn, STEM Instructor/Tutor Instructor, CollegeTribe
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Launched in 2011, Districtly Speaking provides participants the space to debate and discuss the most talked about social and political issues during our monthly town halls and regular happy hours. Districtly Speaking allows professionals and community leaders to build their networks and community relationships. Districtly Speaking brings issues & stories to life. Join us during our monthly town halls and community events.