For Members, By Members

Equity Initiatives

Combating structural racism and injustice is a task that institutions and individuals must both take on simultaneously. At SAA, we want to be a part of the solution, and that means using our position to elevate and amplify the voices of historically underrepresented groups. Below, you’ll find member-led petitions, a resource list, and Task force updates. If you have suggestions for member initiatives or more information to be included here, please use the "Share Your Ideas" form at the bottom of the page.

View Petitions

Submit & View Equity and Archaeological Practice Resources

Track SAA’s Progress

View the progress of the SAA Task Force on Social Justice in Archaeology, the SAA Task Force on Decolonization in North American Archaeology, and the revision of the SAA Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains. Each has a separate spreadsheet and encourages your feedback.

Academic Collaboration Initiatives

COVID-19 has fundamentally reshaped education and academic practices, and the sharing of resources has become even more important to how we learn. SAA’s goal is to connect our members, and the public, with resources they can use to teach and learn remotely. 

Share Your Ideas—On Anything!

Members are always welcome to contact the President & members of the Board directly with their suggestions, but this form will be monitored by all leadership of SAA, including the Executive Committee.

Use this form to share your recommendations for how SAA can improve specific programs or provide better services. These suggestions will be collected, shared with the Board, and publicized on a quarterly basis.