History and Future Directions of the AAG Enhancing Diversity Committee

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: American Association of Geographers, AAG Archives and Association History Committee, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, Harassment-Free AAG Initiative, Harassment-Free AAG Initiative
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Cabinet Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Emily Skop
Chairs: Deborah Metzel


This session is organized on behalf of the Enhancing Diversity Committee. In the past year, the committee has been navigating various narratives around the mission and charge of the committee from the AAG. Here is the recently revised stated mission, as posted on the website:

Enhancing Diversity Committee. The committee takes actions to facilitate ongoing AAG initiatives to enhance diversity in the discipline. Diversity in this sense is envisioned in its broadest demographic definition, indicating, ethnic, gender, disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. The committee also considers nominations and selects awardees of the Glenda Laws Award to recognize outstanding scholarly contributions to geographic research on social issues and provides nominations to the AAG Council for the AAG Enhancing Diversity Award to honor those who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline. see http://www.aag.org/cs/about_aag/governance/committees

In order to move forward, we need to discuss the history of the committee, its current mission, and its future directions with both leadership and the broader AAG community.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Joe Darden Michigan State University 15
Panelist David Kaplan Kent State University 15
Panelist Deborah Thomas University of North Carolina - Charlotte 15
Panelist Banu Gokariksel University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 15
Panelist Emily Skop The University Of Colorado At Colorado Springs 15
Panelist Karen Johnson-Webb Bowling Green State University 15

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