Tag Archives: CBBG

Writings from Racial Realities

BHS is pleased to announce the publishing of Writings from Racial Realities – seven personal stories written by students who participated in a workshop lead by Svetlana Kitto: This collection includes stories about Blackness; Americanness; international identities; sexism and dating; memories … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be Hapa

Today’s guest post is by Ken Tanabe, founder of Loving Day, a global movement for a new holiday to celebrate the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia.  Loving Day’s mission is to fight racial prejudice through education and to build multicultural community.  Ken will lead … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

We’re getting ready for the 20th anniversary screening of Jungle Fever (1991) at BAM next Tuesday 11/15 7PM. People who haven’t seen the film an awhile remember that awesome Stevie Wonder song and that it was Halle Berry’s first film … Continue reading

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What Are You?

Today’s guest post is by Jen Chau, founder of Swirl, a multi-ethnic, anti-racist organization that promotes cross-cultural dialogue.  “What are you?” is one of those questions like “Where are you from, I mean from from?” that people pose (sometimes ungracefully) … Continue reading

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Crossing Borders this Fall

Does your family, relationship, or identity cross borders of race, ethnicity, or culture? We’re learning more about Brooklyn’s overlapping, interweaving communities. Join the conversation at these upcoming events, on Twitter using #cbbg, and at brooklynhistory.org/cbbg.       What Are … Continue reading

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