So…What Are You, Anyway? 2011 Conference on Multiracial Issues and Identity LogoI am passing along information about this event. Enjoy!

The Harvard Half-Asian People’s Association will host its third annual conference on mixed-race politics and identity issues, “So…What Are You, Anyway?” (SWAYA) on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2011, on the Harvard University campus. The event is open to the public and will feature guest lecturers who will speak on issues involving multiracial identity.

The conference will include lectures given by the Dean of Harvard College and other Harvard professors, as well as student panels and discussion groups. Last year, the event drew more than 100 students and guests from colleges and cities around the Boston area.

SWAYA will culminate with a special gala dinner in honor of Jeff Chiba Stearns, the 2010 recipient of the Cultural Pioneer Award. ,Stearns is the director of the award-winning documentary “One Big Hapa Family” and an international spokesperson on mixed-race identity. His short films have been screened at film festivals around the world and have garnered more than 30 awards.

Tickets to the gala are $7 for students, $15 for others.

For more information, contact Caitlin Low (celow@fas.harvard.edu) or Ashley Bach (abach@college.harvard.edu).