Multiracial Community Organizations Response to #Ferguson

Posted in My Articles/Point of View/Activities, Politics/Public Policy, Social Science, Statements, United States on 2015-03-05 02:09Z by Steven

Multiracial Community Organizations Response to #Ferguson


As members of the multiracial community, we want to express our concern and compassion for the family of Michael Brown Jr. We are connected to these events and stand in solidarity with the many individuals and communities that have been harmed by the legacies of white supremacy, privilege, and racism. As community organizers, scholars, activists, writers, and artists, we remain resolute in dismantling racism through our work and actions.


Critical Mixed Race Studies
Loving Day
Mixed Roots Stories
Mixed Race Studies
Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC)
Multiracial Asian Families
National Association of Mixed Student Organizations (NAMSO)
Kaily Heitz

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PHOTOS: 3rd Annual What Are You?

Posted in Articles, Live Events, Media Archive, My Articles/Point of View/Activities, Social Science, United States on 2014-01-24 03:49Z by Steven

PHOTOS: 3rd Annual What Are You?

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations
Brooklyn Historical Society
Fall 2013

Nayantara Sen, CBBG Project Associate

All photos by Willie Davis for Brooklyn Historical Society, 2013

Steven Riley, Founder of gives a few remarks before introducing one of the panels. A participant in the packed the house in Brooklyn Historical Society’s newly renovated Great Hall asks a question.

The 3rd Annual What Are You? event packed the house in Brooklyn Historical Society’s newly renovated Great Hall!

This year’s discussion about mixed heritage had a thematic focus on art, media, and performance as avenues for engaging mixed-heritage identity and politics.

Artist Chris Johnson explained the genesis of Question Bridge: Black Males: what would it be like to listen in like a fly on the wall to conversations Black men are having with their peers? What conversations across age, class, and experience are not happening that we wish would happen? What questions do Black men have for other Black men?

Natasha Logan, a producer for Question Bridge: Black Males shared some incredible photographs from an exhibition she curated titled White Boys, highlighting the ways in which white male identity is neutralized or made invisible…

…Many thanks to all of you who came and participated in conversations and shared your stories and questions with¬†Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations!¬†And special thanks to¬†Steven Riley, Founder of¬†, and¬†Kenda Danowski¬†from¬†SWIRL¬†and founder of NAMSO (National Association for Mixed Student Organizations) for MC’ing!

Read the entire article and view the photographs here.

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National Association of Mixed Student Organizations (NAMSO) – Newsletter 1.3

Posted in Articles, Campus Life, New Media, United States on 2013-02-11 00:57Z by Steven

National Association of Mixed Student Organizations (NAMSO) – Newsletter 1.3

National Association of Mixed Student Organizations

Happy spring semester!

Dear Mixed Student Organizations and friends,
Hope the new term and new year are off to a great start. Here at NAMSO, we have been busier than ever following the holiday season.

In this issue of our newsletter, a few follow-ups from the fall:

And, a message from us at the Leadership Council:…

Read the entire issue here.

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Newsletter Premiere!

Posted in Articles, Campus Life, Media Archive, United States on 2012-10-03 16:00Z by Steven

Newsletter Premiere!

National Association of Mixed Student Organizations (NAMSO)
Newsletter 1.1
October 2012

We are thrilled to be sending our first-ever bimonthly newsletter to you.  A new NAMSO initiative, this newsletter is intended to gather and broadcast a trove of updates related to the mixed heritage/multiracial/transracial adoptee community, with a focus on student organizations. 
There are so many new and revived student organizations dedicated to mixed identity emerging on campuses across the continent.¬† We recognize that many students and alums involved with mixed groups are seeking ways to stay connected to others who have shared interests, experiences, and goals.¬† NAMSO emerged out of a few student organizers’ realization that many of their efforts on campus were mirrored by those of student groups at other schools‚ÄĒbut that they were unaware that those other groups even existed.¬† By shrinking the communication gap between mixed heritage/multiracial student groups at different schools, NAMSO aims to help strengthen, inform, and enable those groups to develop and run successful on-campus organizations focused on a rapidly growing demographic of self-identified mixed heritage students…

To read the entire newsletter, click here.

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