Mixed Race Matters

Making Mixed Race Matter

People in Harmony is a UK mixed race organisation established in 1972 to provide information and support to mixed race people, families and couples. One of our aims is to influence and improve ways that public services such as education, health, social care and criminal justice are delivered through discussion and debate. This is how …

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Mixed Race and Racism

The Psychological Effects of Racism – Presented by Ivan Ward, April 2021Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust YouTube Channel In his highly personal presentation from April 2021, Ivan Ward uses his own experience and that of others to show how psychoanalytic theories can help us understand the significant psychological effects of ‘low-level’ everyday racism in …

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Being Mixed Race

A People in Harmony Seminar, London UK. This annual event by the UK Mixed Race Charity, People in Harmony, was held at Bethnal Green, London in the Autumn of 2015. “Being Mixed Race: Stories & Experiences from Mixed Race People and Families” was the theme for the day with attendees meeting up from around the …

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Growing up Mixed Race in England

Mixed Race Matters: Mixed Race people talk about their experiences BBC – Black Lives Matter: Mixed-race people share their stories Mixed-race people are the fastest growing ethnic group, according to the last census. But what’s it like growing up mixed-race in England and what impact has the Black Lives Matter movement had? Parents and young …

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Mixed Race Matters talk in Families

Mixed Women Explain Why Talking About Race With Their Families Matters In an article from UNBOTHERED UK, written by Aliyah Miller, four mixed race women talk about their different experiences and perspectives of being mixed. Sami, 21, appreciates having two cultures in her life. Her father is Jewish and her mother Jamaican. Alamay, 19, has …

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Mixed Race & Colourism

I’M A MIXED-RACE GIRL IN A COLOURIST WORLD by Emma Taonga, Mixed-Race Public Health Researcher and Writer “The black experience is not my story to tell. I have my own, there is room at the table for both the black and mixed-race experience.” “They [the media] do not capture the nuance on being a mixed-race …

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Growing up Mixed Race in the UK

‘In school I was always this bridge between ‘real Black people’ and white people‘ Ngaio Anyia is a musician, writer, inclusion consultant and force of nature. One of the people behind the Black Lives Matters march in Bristol, she has spent her life campaigning for inclusion. ‘As a mixed race person I didn’t know where …

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New Creatives – Where are you from

Sophie Gresswell’s film addresses the struggle to answer the inevitable question: ‘Where are you from?’ when you’re not quite sure. A young woman of mixed heritage searches for an answer by looking back over three generations of her family. Documents, family stories and of course the British staple of tea and biscuits help her figure …

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