We’re hosting a workshop on science activism at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas.
On Sunday, February 18, meeting attendees have the opportunity to hear from Susan Rosenthal, a staff attorney at the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and Vera Eidelman, the William J. Brennan fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, about practical legal issues that scientists interested in advocacy and activism should know. Discussion topics include:
How to separate personal advocacy and activism from professional roles
Free speech rights and restrictions
Public protest guidelines
Rights and obligations of open records laws
Anti-lobbying restrictions for federally-funded scientists
How scientists should respond if they become political targets
Legal Issues for Scientists Interested in Advocacy and Activism
Sunday, February 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Force for Science Toolkit Room, Austin Convention Center