The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


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» How to write a policy brief

» E-resources for working with the Media

» Principles for promoting social change: Effective strategies for influencing attitudes and behaviors



Past Member Advocacy

» Policy advocacy
Matthew Shepherd Hate Crime Prevention Act

» Judicial advocacy
Harjo vs. Pro-football
Beatrice 6




Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin