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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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Brief Report: Analyzing Radical Self-Care Origins and Community Self-Care Practice

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It seems very normalized for Black women to make ultimate sacrifices to personal health and wellness for the betterment of others. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, fibroid tumors, premature birth rates, sickle cell disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health issues are killing Black women in the United States at disproportionate rates. […]

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The Great Replacement Theory: Linkage to The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

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How do we begin to make sense out of these continuous attacks on Black and Brown bodies in America? We can decenter whiteness and move equity and inclusion to the forefront. by dismantling conspiracy theories and ideologies that seek to destroy and harm.

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The Community Psychologist Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Geraldine Palmer

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Dr. Geraldine Palmer joins TCP’s Dominique and Allana to discuss her work on the concept of cultural looting, covering the stolen Benin artifacts which are now in British museums. We hope you enjoy the conversation and find it informative! Listen Here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ZtAefEP1e970ObJkJDJEv?si=46e767ae21664f1c

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Voices of the Youth Climate Justice Movement

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How do youth view and categorize success? How do they deal with the burnout and frustration that inevitably comes when those most interested in changing the status quo have the least power to fix it? We explore questions regarding youth climate justice successes and challenges, posing them within an intersectional framework.

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Community Reclamation through Urban Gardening as a Liberatory Praxis

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Land reclamation can empower communities, reconnect people to land, and grow towards community liberation and autonomy. Communities are able to partake in revolutionary acts of autonomy and reclamation through the actions of physically reclaiming land in urban landscapes by eradicating colonizer plants with those plants that are Indigenous to their environments.

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Figure 1: considerations for pronoun circles based on student input and trans scholarship related to the practice, with quotations related to the experience described or references to further discussions of the topic.

Drawing on the Experiences of Trans Students to Inform Pronoun Disclosure in Higher Education Settings

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How pronouns are addressed can seriously impact a student’s well-being. I provide some considerations for how an instructor or mentor might approach pronoun disclosure with the goal of increasing comfort and decreasing coercion, based on the experiences of six trans undergraduate students who advised these recommendations through qualitative interviews and text submissions, and my own […]

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Casey’s General Store and the Nutrition of Rural Illinois

Posted in: Rural Communities
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Rural areas can be both food deserts and food swamps, A deficiency in the number of food resources (e.g., grocery stores) and saturation of unhealthy food options (e.g., fast-food restaurants and convenience stores) has led to an increase in obesity rates in rural communities. People who have less access to convenience stores have been shown […]

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