SAA’s Efforts to Create a More Inclusive Climate: Educating to Prevent Sexually Motivated and Other Forms of Harassment and Violence

Author(s): Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Year: 2018

Summary

In 2015, the Executive of SAA discussed the need for action on its part to define SAA’s position regarding sexual harassment and violence, as well as harassment and violence based upon other real or perceived attributes of personal identity. On the one hand, the Board deemed it the moment for a brief general statement on these matters, as was the case with many professional organizations over this span of time. One the other hand, the Board believed that, as a professional organization with an educational mission, it should gather and provide its members with resources on U.S. laws relevant to these matters, and summarize some steps for recourse that persons experiencing such behavior could take. Details of this multi-phase effort, as well as of the Board’s decision to present a new Principle of Archaeological Ethics for a membership vote, will be outlined in the presentation.

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SAA’s Efforts to Create a More Inclusive Climate: Educating to Prevent Sexually Motivated and Other Forms of Harassment and Violence. Diane Gifford-Gonzalez. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445276)

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Abstract Id(s): 20502