About Multiracial Heritage Week

WHAT IS IT?
Multiracial Heritage Week (MHW) is a celebration for all people. It highlights our similarities, not our differences. It’s an opportunity for the multiracial community to get recognition from government officials at the state and local levels through the issuing of proclamations. It’s also a good reason for celebrations in all 50 states.

WHEN IS MULTIRACIAL HERITAGE WEEK?
MHW occurs every year from June 7 to June 14.

WHEN DID MHW START?
Project RACE started Multiracial Heritage Week (MHW) in 2014.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
It’s so easy! The best way to get involved in MHW is to volunteer to write to the governor in your state. You can also write to the mayor of your city, but we prefer to have MHW on a state-wide basis. Look at the MHW tab and click “Proclamation Submission Form” and follow the instructions. Within a few weeks you will receive a customized letter with complete instructions on how to proceed.

HOW DO WE CELEBRATE MHW?
It’s entirely up to you! Some of our volunteers have had announcements placed with state-wide and/or local media, with or without photographs. Others have thrown Multiracial Heritage Week get-togethers such as picnics and parties. Or you can choose to just to be happy with no celebration in knowing that you have contributed to the national movement for the multiracial community.

 

Questions? E-mail projectrace@projectrace.com