The LSA's next webinar, on linguistic advocacy, will be held on Friday, March 9 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM US EST. 

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 (or should be) by the findings of linguistics research; 3) public policies that affect the context in which linguistics operates as a discipline. This webinar 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 webinar will be of interest to linguistics scholars, students, and enthusiasts who may be looking to engage in advocacy for the first time or seasoned advocates interested in hearing about the latest strategies for effectively talking about research to policy makers.

This webinar will be co-facilitated by LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed, who holds an advanced degree in public policy and has over 25 years of experience 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 Wendy Naus, Executive Director of COSSA, the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). Over her career, Naus has worked to shape legislation, programs, and regulations important to the research community and has advocated for increased research funding across federal agencies. In her role at COSSA, Wendy serves as the lead advocate for federal funding and policy that positively impact social and behavioral science research across the federal government, representing the breadth of the social science research enterprise.

Preregistration is free but is required. Priority will be given to LSA members. For those unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording will be available following the event.

The LSA and COSSA have developed extensive resource materials for use by linguists in their advocacy efforts and we invite you to review them before and after the webinar.

ASL interpretation will be provided for LSA webinars if at least two week’s advance notice is provided.  This notice is required in order to secure the services of qualified interpreters.   If less advance notice is provided, the LSA will attempt to secure interpreters but cannot guarantee availability.
Provide advance notice by contacting David Robinson, the LSA’s Director of Membership and Meetings. 

See previous LSA webinars.