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  • 23 Jun 2016 10:07 AM | Leslie Walker

    World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration,  the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) latest public education initiative, will be showcased as part of On the Move: Migration and Immigration Today, a series of workshops being presented at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival from June 29 through July 7 on the National Mall.

    Conversations about migration and immigration often focus more on ideology and rhetoric than on actual experiences. Through World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration, the AAA is trying to change the conversation by helping people understand how we all create borders in our lives with attitudes and misconceptions of “the other.”

    AAA staff and volunteers will use structured scenarios to help Folklife Festival visitors reflect on and embody the experience of migrants, asking visitors to consider what mechanisms, tools, and resources they would use to cope in a new community. The event is being held in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and its partners, including the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Basque Library of the University of Nevada, Basque Museum and Cultural Center, National Museum of American History, Radio Bilingüe, and others.  

    Workshops scheduled over the course of the festival will address different elements of the migration experience including:

    • Objects on the Move: What would you take with you if you suddenly had to move?
      June 29 at 1:00 p.m. and July 7 at 2:00 p.m.
    • Families on the Move: If you were to move, how would you cope with your new surroundings?
      July 1 at 3:00 p.m. and July 9 at 1:00 p.m.

    View the full workshop schedule for On the Move here.

    World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration is designed to offer people a chance to pause and rethink their ideas about migration, displacement, and belonging. To learn more about the initiative visit www.understandingmigration.org.

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  • 07 Jun 2016 7:00 PM | Leslie Walker

    What: The American Anthropological Association (AAA) invites you to hear Elzbieta M. Gozdziak, research professor for the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, read selections from her latest book, Trafficked Children and Adolescents in the United States: Reimagining Survivors published by Rutgers University Press.

    When: June 7, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m.

    Where: Busboys and Poets
    625 Monroe Street Northeast 
    Washington, DC 20017

    Trafficked children are portrayed by the media - and even by child welfare specialists - as hapless victims who are forced to migrate from a poor country to the United States, where they serve as sex slaves. But as Gozdziak reveals in Trafficked Children in the United States, the picture is far more complex. Basing her observations on research with 140 children from countries all over the globe, Gozdziak debunks many myths and uncovers the realities of the captivity, rescue, and rehabilitation of trafficked children.

    For more information about the event, and to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/WOTM_TraffickedChildren.

    To schedule an interview with Dr. Gozdziak, contact the American Anthropological Association at 703-528-1902.

    This event is presented in collaboration with AAA’s latest public education initiative World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration, designed to offer people a chance to pause and rethink their ideas about migration, displacement, and belonging. To learn more about the initiative visit www.understandingmigration.org.



  • 04 Feb 2016 10:05 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    Join the Sumner School this Saturday, 2/6/16, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, for an open house to celebrate its 30 year anniversary.  The Sumner School has provided the venue for WAPA's monthly meetings for many years, so please show your support.  Click here for a press release and check your WAPA email for a flyer with more information.

  • 01 Jun 2015 9:28 AM | Deleted user

    All-day symposium Thursday June 18 at AAAS HQ, 1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC. Schedule and (free) registration information can be found at:

    http://www.aaas.org/event/making-changes-learning-social-science-research-drive-behavior-change

  • 27 Mar 2015 2:51 PM | Deleted user

    The last of the conference presenters on Saturday will be closing SfAA 2015 on a great note. Stay around for some great presentations!

    8:00 - 9:50 - Mark Edberg (Chair & Paper) - "Immigrants' Experiences Part 1 - A Community Intervention to Address the Co-Occurrence of Substance Abuse, Sex Risk and Violence in an Immigrant Latino Community" - Sternwheeler

    8:00 - 9:50 - Jennifer Talken-Spaulding, Sue Taylor, Shirley Fiske, Joe Watkins, Jeremy Trombley, and Erve Chambers - "Applied Anthropology in National Parks: A Roundtable of Works-in-Progress in the National Capital Region" - Carnegie III

    8:00 - 9:50 - Victoria Danner - "Health and Healing - Research to Reality: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Online Communities" - Churchill

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Judith Freidenberg, Shirley Fiske, and Amy Carattini - "Meet the Editors of Human Organization, Practicing Anthropology, and SfAA News" - Phipps

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Laurie Krieger - "Applying Social Science to Health, Part III: Practicing Medical Anthropology in Training" - Carnegie I

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Soren Peterson - "Immigrants' Experience, Part III - Brokering the Disconnect between Government Policy and Undocumented Immigrants" - Sternwheeler


    The last of the conference presenters on Saturday will be closing SfAA 2015 on a great note. Stay around for some great presentations!

    8:00 - 9:50 - Mark Edberg (Chair & Paper) - "Immigrants' Experiences Part 1 - A Community Intervention to Address the Co-Occurrence of Substance Abuse, Sex Risk and Violence in an Immigrant Latino Community" - Sternwheeler

    8:00 - 9:50 - Jennifer Talken-Spaulding, Sue Taylor, Shirley Fiske, Joe Watkins, Jeremy Trombley, and Erve Chambers - "Applied Anthropology in National Parks: A Roundtable of Works-in-Progress in the National Capital Region" - Carnegie III

    8:00 - 9:50 - Victoria Danner - "Health and Healing - Research to Reality: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Online Communities" - Churchill

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Judith Freidenberg, Shirley Fiske, and Amy Carattini - "Meet the Editors of Human Organization, Practicing Anthropology, and SfAA News" - Phipps

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Laurie Krieger - "Applying Social Science to Health, Part III: Practicing Medical Anthropology in Training" - Carnegie I

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Soren Peterson - "Immigrants' Experience, Part III - Brokering the Disconnect between Government Policy and Undocumented Immigrants" - Sternwheeler

  • 26 Mar 2015 2:39 PM | Deleted user

    Rounding out the second to last day of the SfAA's. There's still a good number of WAPA presenters.

    8:00 - 9:50am - Carol Ellick - "Get Hired: 12 Tips for Getting a Job in Anthropology" (Workshop Fee: $20) - Parkview W

    8:00 - 9:50am - Beth Schill - "Anthropology as a Profession: Qualitative Data's Role in a Quantitative World" - Riverboat

    10:00 - 11:50am - Ben Blount (Discussant) - "Marine Fisheries Management in a Sea of Change" - Conference A

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Diane Gardsbane - "Disciplining Gender-Based Violence: Expert and Lay Voices in the World of Intervention, Part I" - Conference A

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Joeva Rock, Jeanne Hanna, & Justin Uehlein - "Food as Continuity and Change" - Carnegie III

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Soren Peterson - "My Experience in Grad School: A Roundtable Discussion on Learning Applied Anthropology" - Sternwheeler

    1:30 - 3:20pm - Dolores Koenig - "Urban Displacement: Safeguarding the Human Rights and Livelihoods of Involuntary Resettlers" - Conference B

    5:30 - 7:20pm - Bill Fisher - "Applying Ethnography and Ethics: South American Extractive Industries, Social Organizations, and Linking" - Parkview E



  • 25 Mar 2015 2:18 PM | Deleted user

    There's a full list for Thursday! You could actually take a WAPA "tour de SfAA" and attend a WAPA member's panel at every session. Plan strategically.

    8:00 - 9:50am - Matt Abel - "Exploring the Community in Gardens" - Conference B

    10:00 - 11:50am - LTG Associates (Cathleen Crain, Niel Tashima, & Reiko Ishiara Brito) - "Family Matters: Exploring Cultural Values and Practices for Raising Healthy Children" - Conference A

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts - "Anthropology and Implementation Science Roundtable: The Present and Possible Futures of Knowledge Translation and Exchange" - Carnegie I

    12:00 - 1:20pm - Bill Roberts - "PEACE 1996-2014, Continuity and Change" - Sternwheeler

    1:30 - 3:20pm - Bryan Bruns - "Groundwater 'On the Ground': The Social Science of Groundwater Use and Management" - Shadyside

    1:30 - 3:20pm - Alex Hickling - "Moving Organizations into the Foreground, Part 1: Theory and Practice in Anthropology" - Riverboat

    3:30 - 5:20pm - Adam Koons - "Addressing a Critical Question: Are There Universals in Risk, Disaster, and Policy Issues, or Are All Aspects Local and Specific?" - Carnegie III

    3:30 - 5:20pm - Dirk Parham - Poster: "A Cognitive Anthropological Study of Open Defecation in the India's Delhi Region" - William Penn Ballroom

    5:30 - 7:20pm - Michael Cernea - Roundtable: "'Putting People First' at 30: 1985-2015. Development Anthropology is a Contact and Team Sport!" - Conference C

  • 24 Mar 2015 12:55 PM | Deleted user
    Check back here each day to see WAPA Members who will be presenting the following day. If you know of anyone who is not listed below but will be presenting on Wednesday, please let me know. Happy SFAA 2015!


    8:00 - 9:50am - Ben Blount - "The Impacts of Changes in Coastal Use on Fishing Communities, Part I" - Conference A

    10:00 - 11:50am - Trish Clay (Co-Author) - "The Impacts of Changes in Coastal Use on Fishing Communities, Part II" 

    12:00 - 3:00pm - Ben Blount - "Research Design Workshop" (Fee $30) - Laughlin

    3:30 - 5:20pm - Michael Cernea & Ed Liebow - "Plenary Session: The World Bank's Social Safeguards Policies Must Strengthened, not Diluted!" - Conference A

    5:30 - 7:20pm - Trish Clay - "Community Considerations in Fisheries Systems, Part III: Current Management Techniques and Outcomes" - Churchill 


  • 20 May 2014 8:40 AM | Deleted user
    The Resilience Summit will address:

    Issues of governance--how collective decisions are made, interpreted, implemented, and challenged--will shape resilience to climate change. Governance in the context of addressing climate change raises important questions:

    • In what arenas are resilience choices made?

    • Who decides what resilience actions are taken?

    • How are conflicts resolved?

    • What creative steps are communities taking and what barriers are they encountering?

    • ...and so on...


    Register! (It’s free)  

    • Go to www.resiliencesummit.org for registration and program details.  If you have had a change of plans and won’t be attending please let us know by e-mailing us at resiliencesummit@gmail.com. We wish to minimize food waste.

    • ​​
      After you register, tell us who you are by completing this form (if you’d like).  We will use this information to prepare a list of attendees to facilitate connections at the summit and afterwards.


    Share your ideas and participate!

    • ​​
      Check out the suggested reading.  There are links at www.resiliencesummit.org.

    • Bring ideas and questions

      regarding governance and climate change resilience.  We will help coordinate discussion groups during lunch.

    • ​​
      Prepare to share a simple story.  Consider a story you can share about a time you tried to solve a problem requiring collective action, from organizing a family dinner to passing legislation.  Whose help did you need?  What problems did you encounter and what constrained you?  Have you ever changed something so others could work together to solve problems more easily?  (Extra credit for examples related to summit themes of governance and resilience!)

    • ​​
      Consider how we can sustain the summit’s momentum. Please think about what the best summit outcomes would be. What kinds of documents and products would you like to see emerge from the discussions? A list of possible policy reforms? Another summit? A publication? Or…?


    If you have any questions about the summit, please let us know.  Please be sure to bring your own water bottle and cup for drinks at the summit

  • 13 Apr 2013 10:16 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

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