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Advocacy Statements

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Advocacy Resources

  • Ukraine Resources

    The AAA continues to monitor the outrageous and unprovoked Russian military invasion of Ukraine taking place. It is important to raise our voices in outrage and call for a stop to the hostilities.

  • COVID 19 Resources

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, anthropological insights continue to provide valuable research and teaching resources for health promotion, disease prevention, and the strengthening of health systems. These resources support open and fact-based conversations about the pandemic and community responses.

AAA Resources Regarding Engagement with Israel/Palestine

Protect Human Rights and Academic Freedom

AAA has moved to strengthen its commitment to protecting academic freedom and continues its affiliation with, and support of, Scholars At Risk, an international non-profit organization that works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world. 

In addition to its affiliation with Scholars At Risk, AAA will maintain its active membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Coalition for Science and Human Rights. 

2020 Statement on Anthropology and Human Rights 

AAA and the AAAS Human Rights Coalition 

Learn more about advocacy at AAA.

Opportunities with the United Nations

Procedures for the Use of AAA's United Nations NGO Status
Members of the AAA are encouraged to apply for use of the association's NGO credentials.  

UN Calender

Advocacy Action Center

AAA advocates for the increase of federal funding streams that support scholars affiliated with the AAA. One of the key ways it does so is through its membership in the National Humanities Alliance, a coalition of organizations that advocates for federal funding for humanities research, teaching, programming, and preservation and access. The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill.

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