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The Elliot Bay Book Company’s program “Sharon Chang & Friends” is a celebration of talented Asian American/multiracial women in our community. The program begins with a short performance by Brenda Xu, who’ll be followed by some equally inspiring writers. Sharon H. Chang, author of Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World (Routledge) speaks about her research on one of the least studied (yet fastest growing) populations of young people. She is both multiracial and a parent herself and her work on racism, social justice, feminism and the Asian American diaspora makes an important contribution to the conversation about all of these topics. Joining her after her initial remarks are poet Brandy Lien Worrall-Soriano, editor of Completely Mixed Up: Mixed Heritage Asian North American Writing and Art (Rabbit Fool Press) and Minelle Mahtani, author of Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality (UBC Press). This evening also features treats donated by local Asian American restaurateurs Chera Amlag of Hood Famous Bakeshop and Kamala Saxton & Roz Edison of Marination Station. It all happens Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. at The Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.

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