Gupta Email

AAA President Email

Text reads: Dear Participants, We have experienced two separate incidents where unwanted intrusions (Zoombombings) have disrupted our Hallway and Talk Back sessions. I want to reach out to the victims of these incidents and express our sincere apologies. It was our responsibility to make sure that the spaces in the program intended for conversation were safe from abusive intrusions. We should have better anticipated that anti-social elements would attempt to disrupt the meeting. Nobody should have been subjected to hateful language and disturbing images. I am truly sorry for this. Please accept my unconditional apology. We have now shut down the Hallways and Talk Back sessions. Whenever we add a virtual component to our annual meeting next year, we will make sure that better security protocols are in place so that this experience is not repeated.

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