Eric Hamako addresses what popular moives are saying to us about mixed-race. Questions such as "Will vigorous hybrid messiahs herald racial salvation?" "Will hybrid monsters cause a racial apocalypse?" The lecture focuses on supremacist ides in science fiction movies, such as "Blade" and "Underworld," and why people should not believe the hype nor the hate.
Eric Hamako is a fifth year doctoral student in the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Social Justice Education Program. Eric is currently interested in studying how community education can support mixed-race people's political movements in the US and ways to incorporate stronger anti-racist frameworks into those educational efforts.
He has been involved in mixed-race student organizing since 2000, working with the now-defunct Hapa Issues Forum (HIF) and now as an instructor and speaker in Western Massachusetts. His first publication, "For the Movement: Community Education Supporting Multiracial Organizing" appeared in the journal Equity & Excellence in Education in 2006.
Eric is a multiracial Asian American man of Japanese and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, raised upper-middle class in Watsonville, CA.
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Where: PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 228 (1825 SW Broadway)
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For more information please contact Thomas J. Wright, Ph.D. (503)249-3926
Co-Sponsored by the Oregon Council on Multiracial Affairs (OCMA) and the PSU Multicultural Center
Donations to the OCMA appreciated, to support this event and others like it in the future.