[URBANTH-L]FW: a two-way street

King, Diane E diane.king at uky.edu
Wed Oct 1 15:52:00 EDT 2008

A CFP for the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 17-21 March 2009:
From: mschuller at york.cuny.edu [mschuller at york.cuny.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 11:10 AM
To: King, Diane E
Subject: CFP: a two-way street

 A two-way street: what can anthropologists learn from nonprofits/NGOs?
I am organizing a panel at the meetings in Santa Fe discussing what
anthropologists can learn from nonprofits/ NGOs.  What role(s) do community
and social justice groups envision for anthropologists to play? How can
anthropologists adapt our ways of communicating to accommodate social
movement / nonprofit / NGO settings?  What specific skills and
understandings can we as applied anthropologists learn from people 'in the
field'?  How has the terrain for advocacy shifted in recent years,
particularly with an imminent economic crisis potentially drying up funds
for nonprofits and voluntary organizations?

Anthropologists within nonprofits and/or NGOs particularly invited to
participate.  Also looking for social movement/ grassroots group / NGO
leaders who are not anthropologists.  Anthropologists who have consulted
with advocacy or community organizing efforts also invited to share our

In addition to what should be an educational experience for all to attend,
information and strategies shared at this session would be encouraged to be
 posted online, to be available to both nonprofit/NGO activists and
anthropologists (and those who are both).

This panel will be submitted to the Human Rights and Social Justice
committee for review, so interested panelists should contact Mark Schuller
no later than October 5: mschuller at york.cuny.edu

Diane E. King, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology
University of Kentucky
206 Lafferty Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0024


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