Safety Contact Information for the 2019 Cleveland Meetings

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) is committed to providing a safe space, free of threats, harassment, or assault, to all of our members regardless of age, ethnicity, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, marital status, or any other reason unrelated to professional performance. 

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, do not hesitate to call 911. For support in other instances please call or text 703-592-9946 at any time during the meeting or email This number reaches staff from Burk & Associates (our meeting management company), who are attending the conference. 

If you feel more comfortable using an online platform, please go here: where you can leave us your information, or you can remain anonymous.