Events > Saturday 8 March > Being Mixed Race

Being Mixed Race

  • Date: Saturday 8 March
  • Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Venue: Blue Room, Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall

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What is being ‘mixed race’? Is there such a thing as a mixed-race identity? In the 2011 census, over a million people in the UK ticked the ‘mixed race’ box – double the number who did so in 2001 when the box was first introduced. This multi-generational pane continues one of WOW 2013’s most moving and insightful conversations. Is the term mixed race useful to anyone but statisticians? Can today’s increasingly fluid racial identities ever really be squeezed into a onesize- fits-all box? Speakers include Irish Nigerian
visual sociologist Emma Dabiri, artist Phoebe Collings-James and teacher, writer and feminist Lola Okolosie. The session includes a workshop led by Emma Dabiri and we hear from consultant Sally Kneeshaw.