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Blends of Traditional Heritages (B.O.T.H)

A Biracial Discussion Group at Penn State


About B.O.T.H.

Blends of Traditional Heritages (B.O.T.H.) is a discussion group for students of biracial backgrounds, specifically those with one parent of African American descent and the other parent of White, Asian, Hispanic, or other ethnic background. B.O.T.H. is an outreach program sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). Other MRC outreach programs include Asian American Students in Action (AASIA), and MRC Awards .

Our Goal

Members of B.O.T.H. enjoy the supportive environment and openness of members in exchanging opinions, offering support, and learning from each other's perspective of the biracial/multiracial experience. The group has a hand in determining the agenda every other week. Viewing documentaries and films, taking part in activities that promote conversations about contemporary topics or current events that impact their world view, and socializing (barbecues, bowling, game nights etc.) are just a few of the many activities.

Contact Information

If you would like to participate in B.O.T.H, or get more information about the program, please contact:

Diane Farnsworth - E-mail: dgf1
Multicultural Resource Center
220 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-1773 Fax: (814) 863-0704

Links to Biracial/Multiracial Resources
Independent Web Sites

  • Anomaly - documentary of people of mixed racial heritage.
  • Mavin - The Articulate Journal of the Mixed-Race Experience.
  • Mixed Folks - The site for mixed people, by mixed people.
  • Multiracial Activist - journal covering social and civil liberties issues of interest to biracial/multiracial individuals.


University and College Resources with Web Sites


B.O.T.H. Meeting Schedule

  • BOTH meets biweekly, Sunday evenings, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Meetings are held during the fall and spring semesters, only.
  • Attendance at BOTH meetings are by-invitation only, so please contact Diane Farnsworth before deciding to "drop-in" on a session.


For specific information of BOTH meeting dates and times, please call Diane Farnsworth at 814-865-1773, or E-mail: dgf1.