As a section of the American Anthropological Association, NAPA reaffirms its commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and human rights. Further, in light of recent horrific events regarding the murder of George Floyd, Rashard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police brutality, NAPA is issuing the following statement.
We are the National Association of Practicing Anthropologists (NAPA). We serve anthropologists working to make change in the world. We acknowledge our disciplinary past and pledge to shape a better future. We are and will be supporters and allies of change in the direction of social justice and equity. Black Lives Matter!
*This statement was drafted by a sub-group of the NAPA GC, including officers and committee members
** Please note that this will be followed by a more-detailed statement to be published in the next issue of NAPA Notes.