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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival 2011


We went to our first Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival!

Guess who we met!

founders and co-hosts of
and founders of the annual













author of










Steven F. Riley (left)
founder and editor of
MixedRaceStudies.org - the largest collection of scholarly articles on mixed race topics. 

G. Reginald Daniel, Ph.D. (right)
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
He mentioned that we have over a million ancestors counting back just 20 generations.



And since we are migratory by nature, we mix as we migrate. Some migrations are by choice and some are by force. The force can be the slave trade, war, climate or economic - hence the terms war refugee, climate refugee and economic refugee. Economic policies also constantly change and affect trade agreements, tariffs and embargoes - creating push and pull effects on migration patterns. 

For a deeper review of Mixed Roots 2011, please check Mixed Roots Recap by Laura Kina.






Glenn is Eurasian of European heritage married to a Mestiza of Mesoamerican and European heritage . They have two children (made in California.) Glenn works toward progressive immigration reform, and desegregation. He is interested in sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and politics. Connect to Glenn at CommunityVillage.us