Monday, March 20, 2017

AAAL positionality statement

Dear Colleagues,

Like many of you, we have observed the unfolding events with regard to President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order regarding entry to the United States with trepidation and concern. The order raises immediate and legitimate fears and concerns in relation to issues of immigration, refugees, human rights, and religious discrimination.

The goal of AAAL is to facilitate the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding regarding language-related issues in order to understand their roles in the lives of individuals and conditions in society, this with a view to enhancing the welfare of individuals and the quality of social life. As such, we stand by all members of the applied linguistics community, without regard to national origin, religion, or race. The Executive Order is fundamentally antithetical to the values and goals of the organization.

As an organization, we are concerned about the chilling and discriminatory effect of the President’s move not only on our students and colleagues in the United States, but on members of the applied linguistics community worldwide, all of whom are welcome in the AAAL community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment in order to best support the advancement of our goal.

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