Center for Asian American Studies
Center for Asian American Studies

Film Screening: "Mixed Match" and Skype Q&A with Filmmaker

Wed, March 21, 2018 | CLA 1.302E

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Mixed Match
Mixed Match

Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.

Join us for a screening of Mixed Match followed by a discussion with CAAS director Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa and Skype Q&A with filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns.

Event is free and open to the public.

Be the Match in partnership with GenCure will be hosting a Bone Marrow drive before and after the screening, where you can sign up for the Be The Match Registry. The registration simply means you are making yourself available to patients who might one day need you. If you are between the ages of 18 to 44, please register. Registering only takes about 5 minutes and consists of paper work and a cheek swab.

Hosted by the Center for Asian American Studies with support from the Austin Asian American Film Festival and Humanities Institute.

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