The Harvard Half-Asian People’s Association will host its fourth annual conference on mixed-race politics and identity issues, “So…What Are You, Anyway?” (SWAYA) on Friday, April 6, 2012 and Saturday, April 7, 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 Diane Farr, Jesse Washington, Harvard College professors, experts on modern race relations, as well as student panels and discussion groups. Last year, the event drew over one hundred students and other guests from colleges and cities around the Boston area.
SWAYA will culminate in a special gala dinner* in honor of the 2011 recipient of the Cultural Pioneer Award, celebrity mixed-race artist Diane Farr, author of Kissing Outside the Lines, and actress in Numb3rs and Rescue Me.
The conference will begin with breakfast at 10:00 am, and community members are invited to attend and participate.
*Tickets to the gala dinner honoring Diane Farr are $7 for students, $15 for others. Registration for the gala dinner is separate from conference registration (see http://swaya2012dinner.eventbrite.com). NOTE: Admission is free for Harvard students