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Statement of the AfAA on the Killing of George Floyd and the Fight for Racial Justice

The Association for Africanist Anthropology stands in solidarity with the U.S and international protests and social movements against the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others at the hands of law enforcement. We see these deaths as blatant violations of human rights and the rights of every citizen to live in peace. As an organization of people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds who work in Africa and around the world, we stand against these acts. We are deeply concerned about the abuses of the powers of law enforcement in all of these spaces and how they impact people of African descent all across the world. We express our sympathy and share the grief of George Floyd’s family and friends, and express our condolences to the loved ones of so many others who have suffered state sponsored violence. Learn More

Be part of AfAA.

The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) exists to stimulate, strengthen, and advance anthropology by promoting the study of Africa, as well as Africanist scholarship and the professional interests of Africanist anthropologists both in and outside of the African Continent.

If you are interested in or conduct anthropological research in Africa, we want you to join us in the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA). There are five good reasons to join or renew your membership in AfAA.

  1. We offer book and essay awards to distinguished scholars, graduate student members, and undergraduates.
  2. As a section of AAA, we review and adjudicate papers and panels for presentation at the meetings. Some people belong to more than one section, but AfAA might be the best place for your work on Africa to be reviewed.
  3. AfAA is a great place to network. Come to our reception and business meeting. Dialogue with other Africanists.
  4. The membership fee is only $30 a year.
  5. We sponsor a Distinguished Lecture in Africanist Anthropology each year following our reception. Great food is always served with proper African hospitality.

We look forward to our upcoming meetings — see you there!

 

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