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December 6, 2016

Join us for a Twitter Chat at 1 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, December 7th!

In the wake of the recent US elections, we are inviting AAA members to join a live discussion to consider a way forward over the next months and years. What collective actions can anthropologists undertake, and what resources are available?

As examples, AAA President Alisse Waterston has offered Post-Election Resources and Teaching Resources for Difficult Times from John Jay College at CUNY and Susan Bibler Coutin, with Anita Casavantes Bradford and Laura E. Enriquez, has shared “Supporting Students Impacted by Proposed Immigration Policy Changes” on the AAA blog. "Protecting Undocumented Students Post-Election" by Kristin Elizabeth Yarris, Lauren Heidbrink, and Whitney L. Duncan is also available through the Anthropology News website. 

Instructions for Participants

Using #AnthroForward, the discussion will be moderated by the official @americananthro Twitter handle. We will share prompts using Q1, Q2, etc. as identifiers. When responding to a prompt, please label your tweets with A1, A2 in coordination with the question you are answering. This will help participants follow along with the discussion, and will allow us to catalogue responses correctly when archiving the conversation.

We aim to compile constructive suggestions on how to move forward as a community of anthropologists by discussing collective calls to action in three priority areas:

We also hope that our members will share with us their larger concerns so that we can use these ideas to develop resources that best serve the anthropological community.

If you are not able to participate in the Twitter chat, but would like to access the resources and discussion at a later time, AAA will be archiving the discussion using Storify, and posting it to the AAA website. You may also wish to review the AAA's recent post-election resolution, and the endorsement from the AAA Past Presidents.

Not on Twitter? Members can also submit resources to be shared via the AAA blog by email Jeff Martin at


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