Student Perspectives and Involvement Regarding Diversity in the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Day/Time: Friday, April 17, 2020, 2:30PM - 4:30PM. Description: This discussion panel serves to provide the student membership an opportunity to engage in dialogue regarding concerns and suggestions for the advancement of diversity in the AAPA. Organizer: Donovan Adams, University of Nevada, Reno, ([email protected]). This workshop is sponsored by the AAPA Student Committee.

Description: ­­­Efforts to encourage and engage diversity and inclusivity in the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) have been a critical part of the organization’s mission, as noted through the formation of the Committee on Diversity (COD) and the various sub-committees comprising it and discussion involving the organization’name. As students comprise a significant portion of the organization’membership and represent the upcoming professionals in the discipline, it is critical to gain an understanding of student perspectives regarding the concept and promotion of diversity.

This discussion panel serves to provide the student membership with an opportunity to engage with the Student Liaison and representatives of various subcommittees comprising the AAPA-COD (Committee on Diversity) regarding concerns and suggestions for the promotion of diversity and inclusivity, discussion addressing the intersectionality of identities in disciplinary efforts to create inclusive environments, development of new strategies, and increase familiarity with the various resources provided by the AAPA.

By providing students with a forum specifically designed to address their ideas and concerns over representation, it is the goal to promote student partnership in the AAPA and gain new ideas for disciplinary and professional organization development.

Audience: Students.

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