Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference 2010

We are delighted to be headed to Chicago for a unique opportunity! Anomaly’s next stop will be an exclusive Chicago screening at the first annual Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University, Nov. 5-6, 2010. This year’s theme is “Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies.” The conference is organized by Camilla Fojas and Laura Kina, DePaul University and Wei Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University. The conference is jam packed with 200 presenters on a multitude of panels, roundtables, and events.

Anomaly will be screening in a primetime slot on Friday, Nov. 5th at 8:30pm at DePaul University Student Center, Room 120B, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60614. Director/Producer Jessica Chen Drammeh will also be presenting on a filmmaker roundtable on Saturday, Nov. 6th at 3:45pm. The conference is open to the public and free, but advance registration is highly recommended.  To register, visit

A number of participants in Anomaly will also be presenting on panels throughout the two days. Look for Eric Hamako (UMass-Amherst), Prof. Michele Elam (Stanford) and Jen Chau (Swirl) in the conference schedule.

We’re particularly excited to see this conference come to fruition from its brainstorming at the Mixed ROAR Retreat back in Feb. 2008! Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone! -JCD

photo by jannem on flickr

photo by jannem on flickr

Anomaly screenings are getting lined up for the spring, and so far, in March we have:

March 2:
DePaul University, Chicago, in the class, “Focal Point: Asian American Cinema,” with Prof. Yvonne Lau

March 3:
DePaul University, Chicago, in the class, “Sophomore Seminar in Multiculturalism: Mixed Race Art and Identity” with Prof. Laura Kina

Both of the courses are part of DePaul’s core curriculum and as such are open to all majors from across the University. To our non-DePaul fans in Chicago: Sorry these are not public screenings! Email us at if you want to host one. ;)

Ongoing thru June 14:
We have clips in the “My Place or Yours: Embracing Mixed Identities” Community Portrait Gallery, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle.

Also of interest, our YouTube video views have surpassed the 10,000 mark! Look for new clips in the coming weeks, including one with poet Thaddeus Rutkowski. -JCD