Harvard SWAYA Conference on Multiracial Identity 2013 | Loving Day

Harvard SWAYA Conference on Multiracial Identity 2013

When and Where is the Event?

Date and Time: 
04/05/2013 - 6:00pm to 04/06/2013 - 8:30pm
Harvard University
Address Line 1: 
Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) in the Harvard Quad
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Province/Region/State (if you are outside of the U.S.A.): 
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
United States

Event Details

Hosted By: 
Harvard Half-Asian People's Association
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
Tickets required

The Harvard Half-Asian People’s Association will host its fifth annual conference on mixed-race politics and identity issues, “So…What Are You, Anyway?” (SWAYA) on Friday, April 5, 2013 and Saturday, April 6, 2012 on the Harvard University campus. The event is open to the public and will feature an array of exciting guest lecturers who will speak on issues involving multiracial identity.

The conference will include lectures given by author Pearl Gaskin, Harvard professor Jennifer Hochschild, and several others, as well as discussion groups led by experts on modern race relations. Last year, the event drew over one hundred students and other guests from colleges and cities around the US.
SWAYA will culminate in a special gala dinner* in honor of the 2013 recipient of the Cultural Pioneer Award, Pearl Gaskins, author of the book What are you?: Voices of mixed-race young people.

The conference will begin with breakfast on Saturday at 10:00 am, and community members are invited to attend and participate. Please register for the conference here.
*Tickets to the gala dinner honoring Pearl Gaskins are $7 for students, $15 for others. Registration for the gala dinner is separate from conference registration. Tickets for the gala dinner can be found here and tickets for the conference can be found here (Harvard students are given free entry to the conference and those who are eligible can purchase SWAYA Gala Dinner tickets through SEF here).
For more information, contact Francis Loh (francisloh@college.harvard.edu) or Jodi Balfe (jbalfe@college.harvard.edu).

This conference is hosted by the Harvard Half-Asian People's Association (HAPA), an organization founded in the 1990's promoting celebration and discussion of multiracial identity. Feel free to follow us on our blog or on Twitter.
Please consider donating! We are a student group with limited financial funds, and every little bit will be very greatly appreciated.