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Sunday, September 17 • 09:30 - 10:30
Diversity Task Force (open meeting)

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Objective:  It is important to understand the world we live in.  It is heterogeneous in nature and so there is the need to build an inclusive environment that embraces sharing of varied thoughts and perspectives. This will ensure fairness, empowerment, add value to deliberations during meetings and make members feel part and parcel of the organization.  It is a concern that the historical makeup of IASA may be contributing to a community that is less diverse and not wholly representative of all peoples and cultures. It is therefore anticipated that the establishment of the Diversity Task Force will primarily investigate and report on how diversity or the lack thereof within IASA affects our mission, vision and membership. Additionally, it is envisioned that the Task Force meeting will be a platform for networking.


Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 9.30a.m -10.30a.m

Venue: Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany

Meeting Type: Open meeting


Agenda Items:

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Diversity in IASA (Discussion-Open)

3. Structure of Diversity Task-Force

4. Duties of the Diversity Task-Force

5. Elections/Volunteers for Task-Force

6. Next Steps for Task-Force

7. Any other business (AOB)

8. Closing

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Judith Opoku-Boateng

Archivist, Institute of African Studies
Judith Opoku-Boateng is the Head Archivist of the J. H. Kwabena Nketia Archives of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. She has formal qualifications in Sociology and Archival Studies from the University of Ghana.   She started her career as a researcher... Read More →

Sunday September 17, 2017 09:30 - 10:30 CEST
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 2 (ground floor) Takustraße 40, Berlin, Germany