Two opportunities are upcoming to hear Cathy Tashiro discuss her new book, Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed-Race Americans (Paradigm, 2013). -- The first is a Tuesday morning TV appearance on the KING 5 morning talk show "New Day." -- The second is an Elliott Bay Book Co. talk on Fri. evening, Jun. 14. -- Cathy Tashiro has said of herself: "Like the people in this book, I am an older mixed race American. -- I was born in Cincinnati in 1946 to a Japanese American father and white mother. -- I've been involved with community health and health care for most of my professional life. -- Prior to obtaining my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco, I worked in women's health and in many community-based settings with diverse populations as a nurse, nurse practitioner, and consultant. -- I also helped develop the first staff diversity program at the University of California, Berkeley." ...
WHAT: Appearance on "New Day"
WHO: Cathy Tashiro
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 -- 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: KING-TV (Channel 5) -- an NBC-affiliated station in Seattle
WHAT: Elliott Bay Book Company talk
WHO: Cathy Tashiro
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Co-presented with MAVIN. UW Tacoma faculty emerita Cathy J. Tashiro's groundbreaking work on Americans of mixed race (Asian American/white and African American/white individuals born before 1952) reveals much about the experiences of those whose very existence not only violated cultural norms but also the law of the land. She'll talk on this topic and her new book, Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans (Paradigm Publishers).
The talk is part of "Loving Day," an annual celebration of Mildred and Richard Loving and their landmark Supreme Court victory in 1967 for their right, and the right of others, to marry interracially. Loving day is a project of the mixed heritage advocacy group Mavin (www.mavinfoundation.org).