Eastern Michigan University
Advocacy Research Needs Assessment
In November 2013, the Center will conduct a survey of Michigan LGBT advocacy and support organizations. The survey will identify and prioritize critical research needs for equality advocacy in Michigan. The results of this study will help guide the initial "E.R.I.N." database content development and will offer needs-based direction to LGBT scholars in their research agendas.
Dr. Michael Tew, Center Director, will be conducting a panel discussion on the importance of academic researchers and community advocates working together to advance equality and social justice in public policy. He will be joined by representatives of Drake University, Equality Michigan, the Williams Institute, and the Movement Advancement Project. The panel is part of the 99th National Communication Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 20-24, 2013.