‘In the Mix’ this Saturday


The City of Alameda and Alameda Unified School District will host a day-long event titled “In the Mix” to explore the many ways it personally means to be of mixed race. The event is set for Saturday, April 28, at Island High School, 500 Pacific Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

In the Mix will give local the opportunity to listen and discuss lived experiences of mixed race youth, parents, partners and families in our community. This event is open to all and includes age-appropriate program offerings.

Mixed-race individuals and families, service providers who are working with mixed-race Alameda residents and members of the public interested in hearing from and about mixed race experiences are all invited. The day will include breakout sessions and panel discussions facilitated by professionals in a safe and private space. 

“Coming together like this to explore the issues that mixed-race people and families experience is so crucial to our community and to our current social climate,” said Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, In the Mix Planning Committee Member and Program Coordinator.

In the Mix is sponsored by the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and Their Families, the Social Services Human Relations Board, Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Recreation and Park Department, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, California State Assemblyman Rob Bonta and Alameda Magazine.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is requested and a fee of $5 per person or $10 for families of two or more is requested. Scholarships are available, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Registration and information can be found online at https://alamedaca.gov/registration or at the Alameda Recreation and Park Department office, 2226 Santa Clara Ave.