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Posted February 21, 2006
Amanda Kay Erekson, MAVIN Foundation Operations Manager
Lewis, Author, Fade: My Journeys in Multiracial America
MAVIN FOUNDATION IS PROFILED IN NEW BOOK
(Seattle) The MAVIN Foundation is profiled in a newly
released book on the multiracial experience. Fade: My Journeys in
Multiracial America by Elliott Lewis is now arriving in bookstores
across the country. Author Elliott Lewis weaves his memoirs as a Black-and-White
biracial American with the voices of dozens of multiracial people from
diverse backgrounds who are challenging how we think and speak about
Lewis, a freelance broadcast journalist in Washington, D.C., interviewed
MAVIN Foundation founder Matt Kelley and staff members Amanda Kay Erekson,
Alfredo Padilla, and Nicki Carrillo for a chapter about the organization.
The book also includes a chapter about the Foundation's Generation
MIX National Awareness Tour, which sent five twenty-something mixed
heritage individuals across the country to raise awareness of the mixed
race and transracially adopted communities.
With Fade, Lewis tackles topics such as the often complicated
relationships between multiracial people and communities of color, interracial
dating, and the birth of the multiracial movement. His interviews illuminate
a variety of coping strategies and reveal stark generational differences
in the ways mixed race people have come to terms with their identity. Lewis
also shares his own moving - and often humorous - experiences with race.
Fade: My Journeys in Multiracial America, published by Carroll
& Graf, is also available through online book sellers, such as Amazon.com
MAVIN Foundation builds healthy communities that celebrate and empower
mixed heritage people and families. Since 1998, MAVIN has invested millions
of dollars into innovative and award-winning projects
focused on mixed heritage people, transracial adoptees and multiracial
families. For more information, visit www.mavinfoundation.org.
For more information, email Amanda
or call 206 622 7101.
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