LILD’s mission is to raise awareness and to take action on combating harmful linguistic ideologies and discrimination in all its forms. We understand this as an ongoing, long-term process and we begin our work locally  — on our campuses with students, staff and faculty —  fully aware of the broader societal context of this work and how it is embedded in the range of social challenges we face. LILD acknowledges our shared knowledge about language, recognizes the implications of this knowledge, and is working on priorities for addressing the issues around linguistic discrimination and combating harmful ideologies.