Social Just Film Series features ‘Multiracial Identity’ Nov. 9

VERO BEACH — The community-wide, nondenominational, free Social Justice Film Series continues its ninth year on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., with “Multiracial Identity,” the 2010 award-winning documentary which explores the social, political, and religious impact of the multiracial movement and the experience of being multiracial. There will be discussion following the film.

Multiracial people are the fastest growing demographic in America, yet there is no official political recognition for mixed-race people, and different racial and cultural groups see multiracialism differently. For some Whites, multiracialism represents the pollution of the white race. For some Blacks, it represents an attempt to escape blackness. And for some Asians, Latinos and Arabs, multiracialism represents the dilution of their culture and the end of their cultural traditions.

In 1992, the U.S. Bureau of the Census projected that, by the year 2050, the typical U.S. citizen will be one of color. The U.S. Bureau of the Census currently predicts one in five Americans will be multiracial by 2050.

Reviewers have described “Multiracial Identity” as “sensitive,” “compelling and informative,” “honest and timely,” “an excellent introduction to multiracial identity specifically, but also to the histories, politics, and dynamics of race and racialization,” “thought-provoking revelations on the complexities of identity politics and how race really does still matter…highly recommended.”

The series is free and open to the public at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach; no reservations or tickets are required but donations to cover costs are gratefully accepted. The Fair Trade Corner will be open 30 minutes prior to the film.

The UU Fellowship, offering a liberal religion on the Treasure Coast, has easy parking and is handicap accessible. It is located at 1590 27th Avenue on the southeast corner of 27th Avenue and 16th Street. For more information, call (772)-778-5880.

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