Critical Mixed Race Studies FREE Conference in Chicago {Nov 1-4}

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Critical Mixed Race Studies FREE Conference in Chicago

The Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, which brings together scholars from a variety of fields nationwide, will be held at DePaul University in Chicago on November 1-4, 2012.

What is Critical Mixed Race Studies?

From their website: “Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization.”

The 2nd Biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies FREE Conference will take place Nov 1-4, 2012 along with Mixed Roots Midwest Nov 1-3, 2012.

You can download the full program of events here:

For more information on the CMRS Conference or the Mixed Roots Midwest program, please contact  Programs can also be picked up at the check-in at the conference venue.

Listen to audio from the 2010 CMRS Conference here:

Getting to the conference: We recognize that many of you may be delayed or unable to come due to hurricane Sandy. For those of you that are able to come to Chicago, the conference will be held at the DePaul University Student Center 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60614. We are located within walking distance of the Fullerton red and brown line L train.

Please visit the conference website for additional information on travel, directions, parking, and accommodations:

Caucus meetings

Caucus sessions and meetings have been scheduled during the lunch breaks. Plan on getting lunch in the cafeteria located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center or from a nearby eatery and join us for:

  • Thurs 11/2/12 – Open Sessions (sign up at registration)
  • Fri 11/2/12 – Latinas/os of Mixed Ancestry/open sessions
  • Sat 11/3/12- National Association of Mixed Student Organizations (NAMSO)/open sessions/Journal of Critical MIxed Race Studies information session

Sunday brunch: Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 10am-12pm for a brunch, mixed mixer and open CMRS business meeting to discuss the future of CMRS, the latest news on US Census changes and more.

Internet access at CMRS 2012: Wi-Fi will be available for conference participants. You will need to fill out an “Acceptable Use Policy” form at registration when you check in to receive a temporary ID and password.

Twitter hashtag: #CMRS2012