The overarching goal of our dissemination plan is to embed knowledge generated by the SJS Survey into as wide an audience as possible.
To that end, in 2011-2013, the SJS team has used an extensive dissemination strategy to share the results of this study with communities of color, LGBT and progressive leadership organizations, and media and academic audiences, among others. The dissemination strategy includes:
- High-Impact Academic & Policy Dissemination. Within the academy, the SJS team has delivered conference presentations, developed new courses, and authored peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals emphasizing the experiences of the studies' participants. In addition, we are in the process of publishing a series of peer-reviewed articles documenting the various methodologies employed in this project. In this way, the SJS Initiative informs other researchers, activists and policy-makers interested in documenting and gathering data on LGBT populations, populations of color, and the intersection of the two.
- Presentations. Both Juan Battle and Jay Pastrana as well as two of the graduate students working on the SJS Project have recently presented at Crossing Boundaries, Workshopping Sexualities (a mini conference of the Sexualities Section of ASA) on Latina/os, Youth, and the overall project methodology.Find more of our presentations here.
- Video Series. A central component of the SJS social media campaign is a series of digital videos, which together, will tell the mosaic of stories about the diversity of LGBT people of color. These videos feature LGBT people of color whose personal stories briefly illustrate some of the key findings and themes explored in the survey itself. You can watch the first one here.