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Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Corner

by IEC Culture & Communications Subcommittee

Professional Development and Educational Opportunities for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity 

The AAOPR IEC is promoting upcoming learning opportunities, such as webinars, panels, and self-guided courses or other resources, that support diversity, equity, and/or inclusivity within the field of public opinion research. We welcome and encourage crowd-sourced submissions of upcoming learning opportunities. If you would like to have an event or resource featured in a future IEC newsletter, please use the following form: Inclusion & Equity Bulletin Submission Form (google.com).

Mark Your Calendar

New England AAPOR is hosting a virtual roundtable on April 29,2022 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST to discuss the challenges and opportunities of polling historically difficult to reach populations, with a focused discussion on polling these communities ahead of the 2022 election. Panelists include Ray Block Jr., Janelle Wong, Gabrielle Sanchez, John Della Volpe, and Tatishe Nneta (moderator). The webinar is free and open to the public, but does require pre-registration at the following url: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_77cKH4Gfsc4crR4

In Case You Missed It

The NYAAPOR and Roper Center for Public Opinion Research webinar “Public Opinion, Racism and American Democracy” is now publicly available on YouTube. Panelists include Lawrence D. Bobo, Mark Hugo Lopez, and Janelle Wong, with Jennifer Agiesta serving as moderator. This event was held and recorded on November 10, 2021. 

A recording of the 2021 PAPOR Conference paper session “A Closer Look at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)” is also now publicly available. The session, originally held on December 1st, 2021, features the following presentations: “The Impact of the Pandemic on LGBT Adults” (Sparks and Kirzinger); “The Promises and Realities of DEI in Corporate America (Cardazone), and “Framing Inspirational Content in News Media” (Moore, Green, Fitzgerald, & Paravati).


Happenings with the IEC Subcommittees


Below is a list of upcoming AAPOR Affinity Group events that we hope you won’t miss at the Annual AAPOR Conference:

AAPOR Affinity Group organized Panels and Roundtables:

  • GAAPOR Roundtable: Friday 10:15-11:45 in Arkansas

  • HISPAAPOR Panel: History of Hispanic Survey Research in the U.S., Thursday 1:15-2:45, Arkansas

  • QUALPOR Panel: Effective Techniques for Increasing Qualitative Credibility and Transparency, Thursday 3:45-5:15, Wrigleyville

  • Survey Research Teaching Affinity Group: Teaching Survey Research: Challenges and Opportunities, Friday 1:15-2:45, Arkansas

  • 3MC Affinity Group: Data, Language, and Diversity: Every Research Study Is Cross-Cultural Today, presented by the Cross-Cultural and Multilingual Research Affinity Group, Wednesday 4:30-6:00, Arkansas


Affinity Group-Wide Events

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 11: New Member/All Chapter/Affinity Group Welcome Happy Hour 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the New Riverwalk Ballroom          

  • THURSDAY, MAY 12:  Student & Early-career Dinner Meet-up, Affinity Groups 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Meetup in the lobby of the hotel.