More Than

One Box to Check

Black / African American
American Indian / Alaska Native
Asian / Pacific Islander
Hispanic / Latin / Spanish Origin

A New Type

of Meetup

“You want to create a positive environment for your kids, so they can feel good about themselves… I want our kids to express every part of themselves. They can be more than one box to check on a questionnaire.”
- Farzana Nayani

The Mixed Space

is Proud to Present

FARZANA NAYANI is a passionate community advocate and educator, speaker and coach on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), race, leadership, culture, and identity. She holds an MA in communications from the Univ. of Hawai'i at Manoa with research focusing on identity of multiethnic youth. She is an advisor for the non-profit Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) and has been featured by L.A. Parent, NPR, and DiversityInc. Of Filipina-Pakistani background, her partner is German and Malaysian and together, they are parents of two multiracial sons. Her new book Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World distributed by Penguin Random House is available now.


Future Meetups

The Mixed Space curates monthly meetups to facilitate robust discussions emphasizing social justice, community activism and intersectional identity at large. Sign up to receive your invitation for next month’s meetup.

    *Limited Availability
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    We value your confidentiality and privacy. Here are some tips for you to further protect your identity when attending our recorded meetups if you would like to remain anonymous:

    1. Rename yourself on Zoom to avoid use of your real name
    2. Don’t disclose your location
    3. Turn your camera view off
    4. Use a virtual background to hide your location
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    What is The Mixed Space?
    TMS is a community organization celebrating intersectional identities by hosting monthly meetups that navigate conversations on ​​identity, culture, and civic engagement. We create safe spaces for people to listen and learn with each other; to witness and validate the totality of an individual's experience of the world.

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