News Related to: Diversity Outreach

Committee Corner—Diversity Outreach Committee

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS President-Elect The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) and Board of Directors (BOD) recognize the concerns of our LGBTQ+ members and we want to ensure our membership that we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive professional environment. The AAFS currently works with a firm to aid in […]

AAFS Board Box—Amendment to AAFS DEIA Statement

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS President-Elect The AAFS Board of Directors voted to replace the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Statement of the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual with a more comprehensive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement. The Academy received early feedback during the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) re-accreditation […]

Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—January 2022

Source: Sebastien S. Prat, MD, Section Secretary Please find below the most recent updates pertaining to the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, including: Eleanor Vo Annual Conference Diversity Outreach Committee Educational Activities Upcoming Conferences Recent Publications in the Journal of Forensic Sciences   Dr. Eleanor Vo I would like to start by acknowledging the memory […]

Annual Meeting Special Session—Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in Forensic Science

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, AAFS DOC Chair The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) will be hosting a Special Evening Session during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time). Considering last year’s tumultuous events highlighting nationwide racial inequality, the DOC feels that providing expert guidance on matters of diversity—as […]

National Diversity Awareness Week and Global Diversity Month

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee Chair The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) would like to draw AAFS members’ attention to—and celebrate—National Diversity Awareness Week (Oct 4-10), which emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion within organizations, such as the AAFS, and Global Diversity Month (October), which honors global diversity and multiculturalism, […]

President’s Spotlight—June 2020

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President Today I address you, the Academy membership, greatly saddened and overwhelmed with questions as to how social injustice and disturbing deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others are continuing to occur. Our Nation is embroiled in civil unrest and demand for action against racism, intolerance, […]

Diversity Outreach Committee Members Announced

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, Diversity Outreach Committee Chair The Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) is excited to announce the newly selected members of the DOC: Destiny Costley (General Section) Keara Dotson (General Section) Justin Goldstein (Anthropology Section) James Goodrich (Odontology Section) Yong Guan (Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section) Marianne Hamel (Pathology/Biology Section) Sierra Kaszubinski (Criminalistics […]

Diversity Outreach Committee Membership Solicitations

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, Chair, AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee  The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) is excited to announce solicitations for up to 10 individuals to join the Committee. Membership on the DOC is open to all sections and levels of membership (Student Affiliates through Fellows) for one year (reappointment up to three years). The DOC works collaboratively […]