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Multiple Heritage Project

Multiple Heritage Project

Why is it important to run a project about mixed-race identity?

People of mixed-race constitute the fastest growing minority ethnic group in the country, projected to be the largest minority group by 2010. They are visible ever where on our streets and cities, selling sofa’s at DfS and swimwear for Marks and Spencers yet, remain invisible from government and local policy. Often labelled ‘confused’ or mixed up, expected to choose one racial identity at the exclusion of another and accused of not being ‘Black or White’ enough!

Who are the Multiple Heritage Project?

The Multiple Heritage project is a self-funded organisation that provides information and training in schools and local education authorities nationwide on issues relating to mixed-race people. In addition to leading seminars and workshops for mixed-race children and families around issues of identity, the Multiple Heritage Project also provides training resources for teachers and other professionals on the needs of this increasingly visible population.

Aim of project:

To make a positive contribution to the mixed-race discussion

Vision:

To raise the profile of issues related to young people and families from mixed-race backgrounds, influence policy change and remove the awkward silence surrounding the subject.

Mix-d: Uk:

Mix-d Uk is our way of capturing the thoughts and opinions of young people across the UK by giving them an opportunity to say how they feel about being mixed-race in Britain today. If you want to find out which terms young people use to describe their identity see, www.multipleheritage.co.uk/whatsinaname.html. If you are a school or organistion and want to get the Multiple Heritage Project involved then take a look at our project page: www.multipleheritage.co.uk/projects/ or if you simply want to gain a broader understanding of the project then visit: www.multipleheritage.co.uk

For further information on our services contact: Bradley@multipleheritage.co.uk or Emily@multipleheritage.co.uk, you can also ring us on: 07950 259 519.