Award-Winning Filmmaker and Author to Speak at Scripps

CLAREMONT, Calif. (February 14, 2008) — Noted multiracial advocate Kip Fulbeck will speak on identity and multiraciality on Wednesday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center. In addition to his lecture, Fulbeck will also lead a hands-on student workshop entitled “What Are You,” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Using his own Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh background as a springboard, Fulbeck confronts media imagery of Asian men, interracial dating patterns, and icons of race and sex in the United States. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over 20 countries. He is currently a professor of art at UCSB.

A seminal artist whose works explore multiraciality and Hapa identity, Fulbeck captivates audiences with his videos, performances, and writings. He has directed 13 independent films, including the award-winning Banana Split; Some Questions for 28 Kisses; Sex, Love, & Kung Fu; and Lilo & Me. Fulbeck has also authored two books, Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography and Part Asian, 100% Hapa. His third book, Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, will be released in March.

This presentation, entitled “What Are You? Multiracials Claiming Their Voice Through The Arts,” is part of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series, Voice and Vision, made possible through the generous bequest of Scripps alumna Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42. For more information, call (909) 607-9372.