Later today, the LSA will be sending the following statement to its members and promoting it to the wider linguistics community.

To:      Members of the Linguistic Society of America

From: The LSA Executive Committee 

Re:     Ways in which you can support the people of Ukraine 

As you know, the Russian army has invaded Ukraine and the horrors of war are impacting that nation and its citizens in ways that few of us can imagine. The LSA leadership has been contacted recently by one of our members who is Ukrainian, and whose family is now living under the siege of war.  The executive committee unanimously and forcefully condemns and repudiates the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and calls for the removal of Russian troops and an immediate cessation of hostilities against Ukraine and its citizens. 

Should you wish to lend assistance, a list of organizations who are attempting to provide help appears below: 

  • the list of Ukrainian charities composed and actively maintained by Oxford University Ukrainian Society (the list is here)
  • another list composed and maintained by Ukraine Global Scholars, (the list is here)
  • UNICEF is supporting health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
  • The International Rescue Committee is preparing to provide critical aid to displaced families affected by conflict in Ukraine.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross seeks to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.
  • Voices of Children is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the Ukrainian conflict and helps them to overcome consequences of armed conflict. 
  • Stand with Ukraine: An effort that is multifaceted, identifying various areas of potential support.