Sunday, October 24, 2004


As Rob said, "there is no call from AAAUnite to boycott the Atlanta meeting," as a result the wording of the poll has been changed to say "not attend" rather than "boycott." Similarly, whereas before it said "San Jose" now it says "Oakland or San Jose" as Oakland looks more and more likely as an alternative venue.

From the comments:
Several anthropologists from UCDavis have begun setting up a website,, to organize a presence at any AAA meeting to take place in Atlanta.

This site is not operational yet, but once it is that will be a good place to organize any activities planned for the Atlanta meeting. This site will stay focused on organizing coordination among the various groups who are planning activities in Oakland and San Jose during the originally planned conference time slot in November.

Currently over 316 people have signed the petition. And 150 people have taken our poll (the vast majority of whom plan to attend the counter-conference and don't plan on going to Atlanta). Spread the word!

Everything is happening very quickly, so stay tuned!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! There's one picket line I would have no qualms crossing! I don't know about you but I am going to the conference for the intellectual fellowship, not to undermine my professional organization when its leaders made the best of a very bad situation.

Don't you people know that if the AAA gets sued it could be the end of the organization? Then where would we be?

It's all about perspective and knowing which fights to pick and when to back off to fight another day. If there are any press people there at your planned picket of the conference, I will be there too to make my views known.

P.S. Your poll results are not statistically significant because, like all those polls done at CNN and other news websites, they are merely indicative.

7:15 AM  

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