The Diversity Committee has been created to facilitate discussion among NeMLA members about issues of diversity, especially as related to academic life. The continued growth of NeMLA brings challenges and opportunities to address the needs of its membership. This group offers a space to identify those needs, bring about conversations among members with shared interest, and develop NeMLA sessions and initiatives. Of key interest is fostering conversations between members with shared interests, and developing NeMLA sessions and initiatives.
NeMLA Online Diversity Forum (http://groups.google.com/group/nemla--diversity/). A Google group initiated to facilitate ongoing discussions beyond the annual conference setting.
The Executive Board has created two new Member-at-Large positions, one in Diversity and the other in Professional Development. We encourage members of this group with interests in these areas to consider running for the positions, and their creation provides us a foundation for discussing areas of interest, one being members’ interests in Africana Studies/Diasporic Studies.
Vetri Nathan <email@example.com>
University of Massachusetts Boston