Category Archives: Member News

2016 Mentoring Workshops at AAA Meetings in Minneapolis

Join us on Thursday November 17th for five flash interactive workshops led by committed anthropologists to support community and career development. Workshops will take up the interest and questions brought by participants. Registration is required for these free workshops.  The … > Continue reading

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Fieldnotes on Black Lives Matter and Racialized Police Violence

In the past year and a half, protests and acts of resistance against anti-Black racism and police violence have erupted across the U.S. and the globe. Gathered under the umbrella of Black Lives Matter, this movement has taken place in the streets, courthouses, university campuses, malls, and outside police departments. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the founders of Black Lives Matter (the organization and the popular hashtag), describe it as an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society; our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. > Continue reading

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AAA Establishes Working Group to Monitor Racialized Police Brutality/ Extrajudicial Violence

To help reduce police-related violence by applying anthropological knowledge and expertise, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has established a Working Group on Racialized Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Violence. The working group, which falls under the aegis of the Association’s Committee … > Continue reading

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ABA Stages Protest and Issues Statement Condemning Police Violence and Anti-Black Practices

  ABA Statement Against Police Violence and Anti-Black Practices The Association of Black Anthropologists condemns, in no uncertain terms, the ongoing terrorism waged against Black U.S. communities by the state, police, and White vigilantes. We condemn the executions of our … > Continue reading

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ABA Statement on The Dominican Republic

The Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) condemns the recent ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court on September 23, 2013 (Ruling 0168-13), which has created a volatile human rights crisis in the Dominican Republic. As other outraged organizations like Amnesty … > Continue reading

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Focus on Haiti

It has been two years since a 7.0 earthquake devastated parts of Haiti. This natural disaster has claimed over 300,000 lives and left more than a half a million homeless. Additionally, Haitians are suffering from a cholera outbreak which has claimed thousands of lives and overall slow recovery from the earthquake. > Continue reading

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The Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) has served its members for over 40 years. As one of the most senior sections of the American Anthropological Association our goal is to support the work of our members and secure an intellectual … > Continue reading

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