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Racial Justice Inquiry, Discourse and Action

Racial Justice Inquiry, Discourse and Action

Posted in: Anti-Racism
In response to the Call to Action on Anti-Blackness, the Society of Community Research and Action’s Council on Education initiated a student practicum initiative called Racial Justice Inquiry, Discourse and Action (RJIDA). The initiative would develop anti-racist curriculum and training practice guidelines, and a racial justice “self-assessment” for community psychology programs. Ultimately, this request was […]

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PAR and Photovoice: Using a Decolonized Lens Working with Communities

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Given the ubiquitous polarizing gap that has been dividing and driving U.S. political affairs, we have an opportunity to use participatory approaches and listen to those most impacted in innovative ways. Aspects of Participatory Action Research (PAR) can be utilized to support engagement, organizing, and conversations around community issues.

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Beyond Diversity Statements: Necessary Considerations for Designing Health Equity Approaches

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What does “anti-racism” look like in healthcare? It is early intervention, affordable, integrated, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.

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Blog: My Upcoming Plans to Decentralize Colonialism and Provide Space for Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Environment, Rural Communities
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White cultural complexes can be embedded in non-profit organizations. “Sustainable” practices are often rooted in Indigenous knowledge. Indigenous cultures and their history of land-care need to be honored.

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Dreams Assessment Model and Dreamandments Outline how Black Students can Thrive

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Community Researchers can drive transformative research methodologies to address racial justice. The Village of Wisdom guided new Community Researchers to develop a dream plan equipping community members with a set of tools to organize, advocate, and advance equity.

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What Does Blackness Mean in Puerto Rico? Opening a Dialogue to Embrace Our Heritage

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Puerto Ricans can be challenged with their African ancestry. Researchers wrestled with memories of childhood, oral traditions of ancestry, historical evidence, and live observations towards Blackness on the island. Narrative evidence contributes to the challenges of unlearning anti-Blackness in the lands that have thrived because of the Transatlantic slave trade.

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Collective Attempts to Break from White Body Supremacy

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White bodied peoples can challenge racist status quos through culture-building and anti-racist curiosity. Relational and group work is necessary to build individual and group resiliency. Professionals attempting to do anti-racist community development must be willing to reflect on the ways in which they are responsible for anti-racist work.

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How do we get real about evaluation for racial equity? 

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and led by Community Science provides three easy-to-use resources help evaluators integrate racial equity principles into their daily work.

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Students Engage in Anti-Stigma Work through a Culturally Relevant and Comprehensive Mental Health Workshop and Website

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Marginalized Groups
Students can take advantage of curriculum requirements (e.g. practicum) to apply their skills to community settings, initiate relationships, and make a real impact over time.

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CounterStorytelling as Radical Inclusion and Resistance

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Miya people in Northeast India are actively resisting state violence. The Miya Community Research Collective supports counterstorytelling; making space for the Miya people to claim their identities and assert their rights.

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