Fall 2014 Ethnic Minorities update

by Ani Yazedjian, section chair

The Ethnic Minorities Section has an exciting slate of presentations selected for this year's conference. Thank you to all our members who so generously gave of their time to review proposals in March. We appreciate your commitment to ensuring the caliber of proposals accepted for the conference.

This year, we have several paper sessions focusing on African American families, immigrant families, and adolescent development. We are also featuring a symposium on transnational and immigrant families. Be sure to check out our poster sessions throughout the conference as well.

We hope you will all join us for our Section Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and for the Oral History on Friday, November 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. We'll use that time to hear updates from our members and discuss ideas for the 2015 conference.

Finally, the EM Students and New Professionals are planning a joint happy hour with the International Section SNPs at a local ethnic restaurant in Baltimore. More details will be available in the near future. If you are a student or new professional, this will be a great opportunity to network with colleagues and enjoy some tasty local cuisine. I look forward to seeing everyone in Baltimore!