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Since 1974, AAAED, formerly the American Association for Affirmative Action, has Provided a Support System for you as an EEO, Affirmative Action or Diversity Professional. We Advocate. Educate. Activate.
The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), a 501c6 membership organization, is the longest-standing national organization of professionals who engage in the important work of leading, directing and managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity programs. At the core of our collective work is engaging in advocacy to promote and protect policies that are meant to ensure equity and inclusion in all spheres of opportunity.
AAAED urges the nation’s academic institutions to “stay the course” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious admissions.
The AAAED submits the following in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP” or “Agency”) invitation for comments on its Notice of Proposed Approval of Information Collection requirements for the Supply and Service Program, 87 Fed. Reg. 70867 (Nov. 21, 2022).
The AAAED strongly urges the Court to respect forty-four years of precedent and maintain race conscious admissions in higher education as consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The AAAED, joined by the LEAD Fund, the New School and NILG, filed an amicus curiae brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the race-conscious admissions programs of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.
On June 28, 2022, AAAED held its annual membership meeting. At the meeting, the organization swore in its new officers, whose terms begin on July 1, 2022: Dr. Annette Butler (President); Sharron Gatling, Sr. CAAEP (First Vice President); Margo Foreman, MPH (Second Vice President); Sandra K. Hueneman, Sr. CAAEP (Treasurer); and Dr. Michael Snowden (Chair, Nomination and Elections Committee). AAAED also released its Annual Report.
The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity laments the Buffalo shootings and others caused by hate, bias and racially-charged terrorism. It is AAAED's belief that in this maelstrom of hate and fear, the workplace must remain THE safe haven of fairness, safety and equal opportunity.
AAAED applauds the selection of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
AAAED's 48th National Conference, "Building an Infrastructure for Sustainable and Equitable Change," will take place on October 11 - 13, 2022. Please click below for the Call for Speaker Proposals. The Deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022.
On December 31, 2021, AAAED participated in a virtual ringing of the Closing Bell of the New York Stock Exchange. AAAED Officers Richard A. Baker, Sharron Gatling, Margo Foreman and Sandra Hueneman and Executive Director Shirley Wilcher represented AAAED. This was an exciting way to end a challenging year as we enter the 48th Anniversary of the association.