To speak at anthropology conference

I have been accepted to present a paper at the Annual American Anthropological Association Conference in San Jose, California which will be held 14 -18 November, 2018,  where I will provide an auto-ethnographic account of emotional abuse in academia and explain why I am not surprised academia has been largely silent in response to the #MeToo Movement. 

Airline travel, hotel accommodations, food and childcare will be approximately $3000.00 I have already paid $300.00 in order to re-new my subscription to AAA and register for the conference. Now that my abstract has been officially accepted by the Association for Feminist Anthropology and placed on a panel of feminist activists, I am inspired to share my stories and views on  how and why harassment is so common-place and academia has been largely silent. 

I am the sole provider to my two daughters and have not had the opportunity to directly use my PhD in International Development Studies and Cultural Anthropology. I work as a part-time Admin Assistant and am very encouraged to attend this conference and speak about my experiences in academia, as well as an Admin Assistant at a university where I observe and have experienced, chronically, emotional abuse. I have also raised my concerns and voice and things have improved for myself and colleagues. I believe that this opportunity to travel and speak at the conference will be healing and empowering, and encourage others to speak out and make needed changes in hierarchical organizations. 

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Thanks very much,
Valerie Foster Githinji, PhD

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