• Color Conversation: Parenting Mixed Race Children
    Multiracial Americans of Southern California and First 5 LA present Color Conversation: Parenting Mixed Race Children Saturday, December 8,[masked]pm - 4pm St. Paul Church 3901 W. Adams Blvd LA CA 90018 For information & tickets visit PARENTINGMIXEDRACE.EVENTBRITE.COM Light Refreshments /Tickets $8 per adult - kids free Sharon H. Chang is an award-winning author, photographer and activist with a lens on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora. She is author of the critically acclaimed academic book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World and her newly released memoir, Hapa Tales and Other Lies: A Mixed Race Memoir About the Hawai’i I Never Knew. Velina Hasu Houston is a published poet, essayist, journalist, blogger, screenwriter,and novelist with over 27 writing commissions. Honored by the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, Rockefeller Foundation and others, she founded graduate playwriting studies at the School of Dramatic Arts, University of Southern California, where she is Distinguished Professor, Director of MFA Dramatic Writing, Head of Undergraduate Playwriting, and Resident Playwright. (Photo by Ken Matsui) Jennifer Noble has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology. Jennifer is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at Pasadena City College. She has a part time private practice specializing in children, adolescents and the mixed race experience. Sonia Smith-Kang’s multiracial heritage and multicultural experience set the foundation for her life’s mission and purpose. She is an expert in the multiracial community, a writer and influencer with different media outlets. A proud military brat, she was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to a Mexican-American mother and African-American father. Today she is married to her Korean-American husband and together they have 4 multiracial children they are raising as "mini global citizens.”

    St. Paul's Lutheran Church

    3901 W. Adams Blvd · Los Angeles, CA

  • Culture + Friendship Festival
    Please join us Saturday 12/1 from 12-3 pm at The Riveter Marina Del Rey for an afternoon of culture + friendship fashion and fun. There will be music, arts & crafts, red carpet, photo booth, giveaways and a fashion show! Also special treats, demos, and pop-ups by some of our favorite indie artisans & designers. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-friendship-festival-tickets-52511045952

    The Riveter

    4505 Glencoe Ave · Marina Del Rey, ca

  • Multiracial Book Signing with Levonne Gaddy and Alison Hart
    Free! Signup on Eventbrite: https://multiracialbookreading.eventbrite.com/ Please join Multiracial Americans of Southern California in welcoming Authors Levonne Gaddy and Alison Hart to the Los Angeles Public Library Levonne Gaddy From social justice and multiracial expert to author of Three Red Suitcases: A Southern Childhood, Levonne Gaddy shares the moving true story about returning to the rural North Carolina community where she was born and raised, to attend her biracial mother’s funeral. It is there that the director bars her entry to the viewing room assuming she is white and therefore not related to the “colored” woman in the coffin. Levonne easily engages the reader in a sad, funny, and poignant story of her childhood as she recounts a past marred by racism and the dysfunctional family life she left behind. Her transition from segregation to the integration of southern schools; the challenges of her first job, at age eleven, as the live-in caregiver for an elderly white woman; a rape and the death of her father are all part of a past with which she struggles to make peace. Alison Hart Mostly White spans four generations of a mixed-race family in this powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian Residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.

    Los Angeles Public Library

    Central Library 630 W. 5th Street · Los Angeles, CA

  • Irvine Global Village
    Travel the world at the 17th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Orange County Great Park. This all-day event features more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids' crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace. FREE!!

    Orange County Great Park

    8200 Great Park Blvd · Irvine, CA

  • Natsumatsuri Family Festival
    Free!! MASC TO PRESENT MULTICULTURAL MULTIRACIAL ART ACTIVITY! A SAMPLE OF THE DAY'S ACTIVITIES: Summer Photo Booth Summer Shades Paper Hats Ruthie’s Origami Corner Bubble Fun Face Painting Okinawan Treats Scavenger Hunt Toddler Room A SAMPLE OF THE DAY'S EVENTS: Taiko drum performances Hula dancing Asia America Youth Symphony Jazz Quartet AND MORE!

    The Japanese American National Museum

    100 N Central Ave · Los Angeles, CA

  • MASC Annual Community Picnic
    RSVP Here: https://mascpicnic2018.eventbrite.com Encompassing 18 acres, Polliwog is the largest and perhaps loveliest park in the South Bay area. The focal point of the park is a large pond bordered on one side by a natural wildlife refuge, home to migratory birds and an occasional raccoon or possum. ALL AGES are welcome. Meet mixed folks from all over Southern California. Get to know the MASC board and find out what is happening in our community. Bring a POTLUCK DISH to share, we will provide DRINKS and PAPER GOODS. Attendance at this event is FREE! Look for the MASC Banners at Picnic Area 7 near the play structure.

    Polliwog Park

    1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd · Manhattan Beach, CA

  • MASC Presents: Noah's Ark at Skirball
    Reserve tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masc-presents-a-visit-to-noahs-ark-at-the-skirball-center-2018-tickets-45448616034 This annual visit to the Noah's Ark exhibit at the Skirball Center is a highlight for MASC and one of our most successful events. MASC gets an exclusive visit to the exhibit for one hour for free then access to the museum for the rest of the day. We shall meet in the main lobby of the museum to check-in attendees and distribute passes at 9:45 AM. Entrance to the exhibit will begin at 10 AM. This is a very popular event and space is limited. Once all reservations have been taken a wait list will be formed based on order of reservation. Please do not make a reservation if you are not certain about attending and if for some reason you cannot make it, please update your reservation to allow someone on the wait list to attend. Thank you and see you at the event! ~ The MASC Team

    Skirball Cultural Center

    2701 N Sepulveda Blvd · Los Angeles

  • Let's Go See a Play: For Colored Girls...
    • What we'll do Let's celebrate our community by going to see a play: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Directed by Suzanne Nichols at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center. Shows are: February 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00 p.m. and February 17, 18 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets available at www.barbaramorrison.com • What to bring • Important to know Ages 18+ due to mature content and profanity

    Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

    4305 Degnan Boulavard · Los Angeles, CA

  • Women’s March Los Angeles

    Pershing Square

    532 South Olive Ave · Los Angeles, CA

  • Color Conversation: Being All of Me--Developing Healthy Self Identity
    Register at Eventbrite: http://beingallofme.eventbrite.com Color Conversation: Being All of Me—Developing Healthy Self Identity For Mixed Race and Transracially Adopted Children We all want to have productive and honest conversations with our children. Talking about race and diversity can be intimidating and uncomfortable for parents. What do you say when someone says something prejudicial to your mixed race or transracially adopted child? How do you handle difficult comments made by friends or family? How do you foster positive racial identity for mixed youth? Learn how to help children of all ages develop healthy self- esteem and navigate difficult situations Discuss strategies to engage your school and community Learn about MASC’s current work advocating for the multiracial community Come join us for an interactive supportive discussion in a safe space. Session includes a facilitated discussion by a subject matter expert from MASC and a hands-on workshop demonstrating ways to develop skills for developing a positive racial identity with your children. Copies of Being All of Me: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents of Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Transracially Adopted Children by Farzana Nayani (A Project of MASC), will be available for purchase. FREE CHILDCARE will be provided at the preschool playground for young children.

    St. Wilfrid of York Church

    18631 Chapel Lane · Huntington Beach, CA