Written by Valerie Wilkins-Godbee
Tuesday, 01 May 2001
The Ameurofian Heritage Foundation
Press Release - 01 May 2001
THE NAKED TRUTH SUMMIT
Multiracial abolitionists, leaders,
and pioneers in America from
1980's through 2000
Date: October 5, 2001
Location: Radisson Barcelo Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Given by: The Ameurofian Heritage Foundation.
Time: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with an informal lunch break.
RSVP: Please RSVP to
by August 10.
Speakers: To be announced!
Media invited: C-SPAN and the CLOSE UP FOUNDATION and others.
Supportive Hosts: GIFT, (a transracial adoption mediator/group) Ms. Carri Uram, Executive Director - Greenville, South Carolina.
Our purpose in asking the leaders in the multiracial/ethnic community to convene for this informal, yet vital, discussion is to consider how the media, especially, the televised media, has portrayed us. And, understanding what things we can do to ensure our places in history. These blatant omissions of our works, successes, contributions and sacrifices are at best journalistic/investigative "sloppiness" and at worst, a deliberate mischaracterization of what our community has accomplished in our nations on-going debate on the question of race and racism.
And, by addressing these issues we might, surprisingly, find some solutions, ways, that will help our allies continue to better serve us and possibly alert those who have no compunction in ignoring us they have been forewarn about these concerns. That this would be foolhardy to continue reporting on this national discussion on "race" and omitting our community. And, that we are easily found via web sites such as "The Multiracial Activist" and its various rich assortment of interracial/multiracial/multiethnic links.
More announcements will follow so that all individual leaders/group directors and organization members affected adversely by the media can prepare to attend and share in this very important discussion.
For more information: Please e-mail me at "
." The mail is checked on a weekly basis. We will reply.
If you live in the District, or in the tri-state area in Washington, and would lend your support we would appreciate it very much.
Thank you for your prompt responses.
founder & president of the
AMEUROFIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION,
created name in 1989, group formed
in 1994. Addressing the needs of
those w/ native/european/w.african
heritages. And, immediate past dep. chief
nat. dir., of A PLACE FOR US/NATIONAL,
est in 1984, advocacy for the interracial