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Saturday, June 27 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Checking multiple checkboxes: Discussing being two “others”

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What does it mean to be multi-racial? Or queer and a person of color? Identity goes beyond the Census checkboxes of gender and race, identity is how we define ourselves. Panelists will talk about their backgrounds and how they've navigated their personal journeys, plus discuss how writers can better serve their communities.


Moderators
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Frank Buckley

Co-Anchor, KTLA Morning News
Frank Buckley is co-anchor of KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning signature broadcast, LA’s #1 rated KTLA Morning News. Frank joined KTLA in June 2005 from CNN, where he had been a Los Angeles-based national correspondent. Frank currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Speakers
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riKu Matsuda

Board Member, Gender Justice Los Angeles
riKu Matsuda believes #BLACKLIVESMATTER and works for the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. He hosts a live radio program called "Flip the Script" on Pacifica's KPFK every Monday from 8-8:30PM. riKu also serves on the board of Gender Justice Los Angeles.
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Sonia Smith-Kang

Designer/owner, Mixed Up Clothing, Inc.
Sonia Smith-Kang is designer/owner of Mixed Up Clothing, a multiethnic children's clothing line that celebrates cultural diversity and inclusion. She is mixed Black and Latina, born in Puerto Rico, raised in Hawaii before coming to LA and marrying her husband who is Korean. They raise their 4 children as mini global citizens. Sonia and her designs have appeared in several media outlets including NBC's Today Show, NPR, HuffPost Live and Latina... Read More →
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Clayton Yeung

Director of Community Alliances, Events & Engagement, Nielsen
Clayton Yeung is Director of Community Alliances, Events & Engagement for Nielsen in Los Angeles. Before joining Nielsen, Clayton nurtured his interest in community service and social justice issues by working at various national and regional nonprofit agencies for over 15 years. In his spare time, Clayton is an active member in the community and has volunteered for organizations that focus on issues such as civil rights, marriage equality... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Aratani Central Hall 100 Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Sponsor Nielsen
  • Hashtag #V3Identity

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