Skip to content
Home » Blog (hidden) » Language and Social Justice Task Force events at #AAA2016

Language and Social Justice Task Force events at #AAA2016

Please see below a list of events that the Language and Social Justice Task Force is sponsoring and/or participating in at this year’s AAAs in Minneapolis. We hope to see you all there!

If you are involved in a panel or event that you think would be of interest to LSJ members, send an email to Robin (

The LSJ Core Members

1. Language and Social Justice Task Force Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 19, 12:15-1:30 pm
All are welcome!!

2. SLA Presidential Conversation on Multilingual Education and Social Justice
Thursday, November 17, 12:15-1:30 pm
Patricia Baquedano-Lopez

Mexican and Central American indigenous students and their families as speakers of indigenous languages in K-12 schools

Ted Everhart & Magaly Lavadenz (will not be at AAA)

Proposition 58-LEARN in California (bilingual education)

Krystal Smalls

Misreadings and unreadings of blackness in language learning classrooms and scholarship

Netta Avineri & Shawna Shapiro (will not be at AAA)

Community-based heritage language schools & social justice (including case study of Nepali heritage language program)

Rodney Hopson

English only gone awry in Namibia, 25 years later?

3. AAA Committee for Human Rights Roundtable: Human Rights, the Academy, and Beyond: How Anthropologists Engage
Saturday, Nov. 19, 1:45-3:30 pm

Includes discussion of LSJ initiatives by Kate Riley

4. Intersectional Perspectives on the Unethical Reliance on Contingent Labor in Academia
Friday, Nov. 18, 8-9:45 am

Organized by LSJ member & Committee on Ethics Chair Steve Black and co-chaired by Netta Avineri and Kate Riley.