Symposium: Linguistics in the Public Sphere: An Advocacy Workshop

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Workshop Organizers: 
Alyson Reed
Bill Ladusaw

The intersection between linguistics and public policy is manifold. There are at least three corners of the intersection: 1) government funding for linguistics research; 2) public policies that are informed by (or should be) the findings of linguistics research; 3) public policies that affect the context in which linguistics operates as a discipline. This workshop will provide a basic overview of all three “corners” and will also include practical guidance on the most effective strategies for influencing public policy in today’s political environment.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed, who holds an advanced degree in public policy and over 25 years of experience in managing advocacy campaigns around a broad range of issues, including: higher education, STEM, linguistics, social science research, and health care. She will be joined by co-facilitator Bill Ladusaw, the former Dean of Humanities at UC Santa Cruz and a long-time advocate for linguistics in the public sphere.

Free pre-registration is required. Please register by contacting Alyson Reed via e-mail no later than July 21st.

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