About AMEAGet the Facts
Here is a brief two page fact sheet outlining AMEA (72kb Adobe Acrobat PDF.) Please click here if you need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.Mission Statement
AMEA's primary goal is to educate and advocate on behalf of multiethnic individuals and families by collaborating with others to eradicate all forms of discrimination.
We believe that every child, every person who is multiethnic/multiracial has the same right as any other person to assert a personal identity that embraces the fullness and integrity of their actual ancestry, and that every multiethnic/multiracial family, whether biological or adoptive, has the same right to grow and develop as any other, and that our children have the right to love and respect each of their parents equally.
We also believe that a positive awareness of interracial and multicultural identity is one of the essential keys to unlocking America's, and also the world's, profound difficulty with the issues of race and interethnic relations. We are convinced that our community is uniquely situated to confront these issues because of the special experiences and understanding we acquire in the intimacy of our families and our personalities.
Ideally, we believe our community has the potential of becoming a stable core around which the ethnic pluralism of this country is unified, and perhaps, an anchor for promoting understanding and peace among the nations of the world.Activities
Most of our activities occur at the local level. Local groups provide support, social and cultural events, forums, and valuable information.
During the years of our existence, (see An Outline History of AMEA), AMEA has won recognition from the media and government and continues to engage every opportunity to express our views and provide information on issues which concern our community, such as government form classifications, multiethnic/multiracial identity, multiracial parenting, health, education, transracial adoptions, etc. We have testified before Congress and participate in the federal government's Census 2000 Advisory Committee with respect to how our community is affected by not being acknowledged and counted accurately on government forms. We have sought out and received the support of academics and professionals who recognize the social-wide significance of our concerns.