#AnthroForward Post-Election Resources

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  1. Congressional Action Alert: Immigration. People from Latin America, Africa, and six Muslim-majority nations have been targeted by the Trump administration for arbitrary detention, increased surveillance, deportation, and immigration bans. Members of Congress will be visiting their local districts in August. We urge all AAA members to meet with elected representatives—sharing your research expertise and specific concerns about unlawful behavior of ICE Agents (H.R.2073) and the status of the Bridge Act (S. 128). Learn more here: http://www.americananthro.org/ParticipateAndAdvocate/AdvocacyDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=22027&navItemNumber=659

  2. Webinar: Protecting Immigrant and Undocumented Students a Townhall with Anthropologists Action Network for Immigrants and Refugees

    Date: Wednesday March 15, 2017

    Time: 11:00am-1:00pm EDT


    No advance registration is needed. To attend, simply click on this link: https://join.me/AAAProfessionalServices

    Feel free to join us at 10:45am for a brief introduction to the webinar app.

    More information: http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2143&navItemNumber=637

  3. AAA stands in solidarity with those wishing to take action in opposing the executive order, denouncing the highly charged xenophobic rhetoric it has spawned, and holding the administration accountable for remaining within the guide rails of truth and justice. We acknowledge the motivations of those proposing a boycott of international conferences held in the U.S. until the ban is lifted.

    Our call to action, however, offers a different tack – be present, not absent.

    The U.S. administration needs to hear that international criticism here, in its own backyard. AAA encourages its 10,000 worldwide members to come to Washington for our Annual Meeting this November to voice their concerns and criticisms. http://ow.ly/q4HF308DeOt

  4. If it will help, my latest article on my blog, entitled “Musings of H. sapiens”, was about Donald Trump. It was published on the internet on 12/20/16 and is entitled “AMERICA ON THE EDGE”.

  5. International Law and the Trump Administration: A Live Online Briefing Series
    The policy choices made by the U.S. government over the coming months will have major implications for a range of vital international legal issues. The series will bring together leading experts in the field to provide concise, nonpartisan background and perspectives on these issues. Don’t miss the first installment, The Future of International Agreements, Feb. 1 at 11:30 am EST. http://ow.ly/DFZl308xPIM

  6. The journal Social Justice has put together a collection of recent blogs-articles on the social justice impact of Trump’s Presidency.

    The entire collection is available for free-downloading and use at:
    from their website (here: http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/the-possible-futures-of-the-us-under-trump-ebook/). The file is available in pdf, epub, and mobi (Kindle) formats.
    It includes my own contribution, Gender and Trump [slightly truncated re: reproductive rights-economic-population-environment links and impacts ].
    See: http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/gender-and-trump/

  7. Re: Jeff Sessions, a Southwest Alabama Good Ole Boy

    Today representatives of the NAACP have been arrested in Montgomery, Alabama during a protest demanding that Jeff Sessions self-disqualify as Trump’s pick for US Attorney General. Yet, it is It is impossible to imagine thatJeff Sessions could be empowered to represent ‘law, justice and the American way’. Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama in 1946 and educated in Camden, Alabama’s all white Wilcox County High School. For most of his public career Sessions has represented white interests. As a SNCC worker in Selma and in Wilcox County in 1967-1968 I saw close up what white power looked like. Despite the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Black people were harassed for voting in Wilcox County and elsewhere in Southwest Alabama. My Black SNCC co-worker and I were run out of Camden (the county seat of Wilcox County) by Alabama police waving guns in our faces. Throughout Wilcox County I recorded, transcribed and published interviews with Black tenant farmers whose cotton allotment checks were stolen by plantation owners, with Black women who were denied welfare or healthcare unless they agreed to be “spayed” (the term used by health and welfare officials), with women who were raped by their landlords, and husbands who protested and were pistol whipped. On one occasion our car of four SNCC workers was driven off the road by local KKK members. Black Tenant farmers and their families were hungry and their children undernourished. They were not allowed to raise crops of their own and had to purchase food with script at the plantation owner’s store. The KKK was the ruling party. Jury panels were all white. Times have changed, Sessions will argue. The cotton planters have long since left the Blackbelt counties of Southwest Alabama.Today, Wilcox County High School is described as a “100% Black minority School; 99% of the students are economically disadvantaged”. As Attorney General in Alabama Jeff Sessions harassed Black voters, oversaw the executions of mentally and cognitively disabled people, referred to Black adult men as “boys”, and only rejected the KKK when he found that some of executioners smoked dope. Sessions supported a grossly unequal distribution of public funds favoring private white schools over Black public schools. Jeff Sessions appointment would be a disgrace.

    Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor’s Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

  8. The new administration has settled in and is now considering a number of proposals that are of concern to the field of anthropology.

    You may have seen recent news reports suggesting the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) could face potential elimination. The new administration is reportedly working from a Heritage Foundation blueprint that claims to reduce federal spending by $10 trillion over 10 years, and which calls for drastic cuts and consolidations of federal programs and agencies, including the elimination of NEA and NEH.

    Anthropologists need to come together to stand strongly against these potentially devastating budget cuts. Find ways to take action here: http://www.americananthro.org/ParticipateAndAdvocate/AdvocacyDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=21045

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