Issues

Issues

Issues

We define community broadly and engage in communities of many kinds. Pieces are arranged topically and the list of issue topics is continually expanding.

Photograph of unopened rape kits

Untested Rape Kits…Why?

Posted in: Criminal Justice | Tags:
In 2009, approximately 11,000 sexual assault kits (also called “rape kits”) were found in a remote police property storage facility in Detroit, Michigan. The vast majority of these kits had never been tested by a crime laboratory for forensic DNA evidence. This meant that about 11,000 rape victims had sexual assault kits collected at a […]

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Do Others Understand Us? – Dr. Chris Keys, Dr. Crystal Steltenpohl, Kevin Ryan & Jordan Reed

Posted in: Sense of Community | Tags:
On this episode of RadioActive I bring you the Online Technologies Lab researchers who shared their work on Online Fighting Game Communities.

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What is Fat Activism? A Dialogue about Body Diversity and Weight Stigma – Lauren Munro

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags:
In this episode of RadioActive Lauren Munro, a Ph.D. student at Wilifrid Laurier University, explains what fat activism is and how the social movement challenges stigmas around fatness. Lauren self-describes as a fat woman and discusses how taking back the word “fat” and using it as a neutral descriptor weakens negative connotations. As a researcher, […]

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Sexual Violence and Sexual Minority Women – Dr. Tracy Hipp

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Violence Prevention | Tags:
Dr. Tracy Hipp is a Community Psychology graduate from Georgia State University who has focused her research on developing an understanding of the experiences of sexual violence of non-heterosexual and non gender conforming women through the inclusion of their often excluded voices.

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Advancing the Social Sciences of Sustainability – Dr. Manuel Riemer

Posted in: Environment, Marginalized Groups, Uncategorized | Tags:
During this interview Dr. Riemer explains the complexity of the concept of Sustainability and argues for the need for more social science in sustainability research – stating that “we need to breathe air, but we also need to be in community”.

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Narratives of Resistance – Dr. Ciann Wilson

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
There are communities facing risk of genocidal impact due to HIV/AIDS including black men, and indigenous communities, who are largely ignored or delegitimized in their experiences and differential health outcomes. Dr. Wilson’s work highlights the need to reclaim narratives of resistance by immigrants, communities of colour and indigenous communities.

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MLKJ Day Special Episode – Allana Zuckerman and Dr. Dominique Thomas

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
In this special episode of RadioActive, Dr. Dominique Thomas and Allana Zuckerman join Natalie to talk about the upcoming Black Lives Matter special issue of the journal, Community Psychology in a Global Perspective.

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Tackling Campus Racial Climate and Institutional Racism – Dr. Dominique Thomas

Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
For this episode of RadioActive Natalie took a stop over in Atlanta, Georgia to interview Dr. Dominique Thomas about his recent research on campus racial climate for African American Students.

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Letting Go: Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye (to our interventions)

Posted in: Prevention Science | Tags:
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Nothing lasts forever. De-implementation is the process by which health promotion and prevention-oriented interventions end. How do you know when it is the right time to say sayonara? It can be hard to know when a trusted intervention has run its course. McKay and colleagues identify criteria to decide whether to de-implement and provide structure […]

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Preventing Human Trafficking Using Data-driven, Community-based Strategies

Posted in: Public Policy, Violence Prevention | Tags: ,
A policy brief developed by the Research-to-Policy Collaboration with support from the Society for Community Research and Action. Approximately 40 million people worldwide, including many in the United States, are estimated to be victims of human trafficking — a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control both adults […]

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