Maida Owens is a folklorist who serves as director of the Louisiana Folklife Program, an important partner in the Bayou Culture Collaborative, along with the Louisiana Folklore Society, university centers and other non-profits. She researched efforts to address Louisiana’s coastal land loss

A familiarity with several key words and phrases will help you understand the landscape of public policy around your issue and communicate effectively about the issue with legislators.  Key Legislative Terms Source: National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Appropriations Bill A

The Society completed work on a contract from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to conduct a seven-month survey of existing archival collections of oral histories of participants in the Civil Rights Movement in the US during the 1950s

Writing to your legislator can be an effective way of drawing attention to an urgent issue. E-mail is now the most efficient and inexpensive way to do this, and it eliminates the delays of traditional mail. In some cases, an in-person letter-writing

In 2020, folklorist Tim Tangherlini and his collaborators published an article on how narrative frameworks could help people distinguish between conspiracy theories and real conspiracies. Within months, his research was being written about and talked about by the BBC, Ars Technica, Axios,

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