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Rafu Shimpo -- Los Angeles Japanese Daily News

Wed, 04/07/2010 - 9:43pm -- minna
All Mixed Up: Kip Fulbeck’s exhibition on multiracial children opens Saturday at JANM
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A new exhibition, “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids” by Kip Fulbeck, featuring over 70 framed photographic images of children of multiple racial heritage and their statements or drawings, will premiere at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, March 20, with activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition runs through Sept. 26....

...Besides the March 20 opening day activities, featuring a presentation and book signing by Fulbeck, the exhibition will also have a second full day of activities on Saturday, June 12. This event is organized in conjunction with the museum’s on-going Target Free Family Saturdays and the Mixed Roots and Literary Film Festival. The highlight of the day’s schedule will be an appearance by educator Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama’s sister, who will read excerpts from her unpublished children’s book. Later in the evening she will engage in a conversation with Fulbeck on subject of identity, family and being multiracial in America today. The conversation is a ticketed event....

...The June 12 event will also commemorate Loving Day, recalling the Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, in 1967 that overturned laws that prohibited people of different races from marrying. More information on March 20 and June 12 is available at www.janm.org.