Call for nominations: Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
CEMA seeks two new members
The APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2014. The committee functions as a catalyst for action on ethnic-minority issues and concerns by interacting with and making recommendations to the various components of APA's governing structure, membership and other groups. Committee members plan, develop and coordinate activities related to advocacy and promoting an understanding of the cultures and psychological well-being of ethnic-minority populations, monitoring and assessing institutional barriers to equal access to psychological services and research, and ensuring equitable ethnic/racial representation in the psychology profession. To fulfill its mandate for ethnic representation and its commitment to gender equity, the two vacant slates are for self-identified American Indian/Alaska Native female and Hispanic-American/Latina female psychologists. CEMA also welcomes nominations from candidates who possess knowledge and expertise of other diverse populations (such as, disability, early career, national origin, sexual orientation, etc.). In addition, special consideration will be given to those applicants whose education, training, experiences, and/or expertise represents basic and/or applied areas of psychological science/research. CEMA members must attend and participate in committee meetings held yearly. No more than two meetings will be convened at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Members also work on CEMA priorities when necessary between meetings. If possible, CEMA members attend the APA Annual Convention at their own expense to participate in CEMA convention programming. Nomination materials should include the nominee's qualifications (including a statement of relevant experience), a curriculum vita and a letter of interest.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations and supporting materials can be submitted on-line or sent no later than Sept. 10, 2013, to the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at the APA address or via email.