The following workshops will be run between 10:00am – 11:15am on Day 3, August 6th.
Vincente Perez: Stories We Tell Ourselves To Live: Resistance Through Narrative
Centering on Black and Latinx experiences with a special emphasis on Hip-Hop, Spoken word, Narratives, and Identity Politics, this workshop explores the liminal space that multiracial folks are suspended in, as a way to discuss and illuminate the essentialized nature of race and identity politics in this particular moment in history. This workshop will explore the difficult and convoluted ways that we all internalize narratives about people, that then influence the way that we treat them as we move through life. Sometimes we have to tell ourselves things to live, but there comes a time when survival isn’t enough.
*This workshop focuses on People of Color (POC), but is open to all attendees.
Shanell McCoy: Overcoming the Media Representation Gap
During this workshop, participants will explore the power of representation as women of color in media and their role as influencers on digital platforms. The workshop will challenge perceptions and explore the impact of media on individual identity formation. It will conclude with a circle conversation for reflection and take away tools for authentically engaging audiences online.
*This workshop is open to all attendees.
Erin Sharkey and Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara: Mixed Writing as Resistance
This workshop explores the theme of mixed writing as resistance. By “mixed writing” we mean both writing from and about mixed-race people as well as writing that “mixes” genre and form to produce an altogether new text. This workshop will carve a valuable space for participants to reflect on their own personal narratives through writing.
*This workshop centers on people who identify as Mixed, multiracial, or transracial adoptees, but is open to all conference attendees.
Nicque Mabrey: Having the talk: Protecting our spirits during accountability conversations with our European descended parent/s
This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to dialogue about what we can do to prepare and protect ourselves when engaging white parents/family members in accountability conversations. How do we hold our own flesh and blood accountable when their silence/ignorance is an act of violence to our personhood?
*This workshop is a dedicated space for POC who identify as Mixed, multiracial, or transracial adoptees.