Participants in the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2017 Ethnographic Field School and community members and scholars from the Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee continue their dialogue on race and racism at this year’s SfAA Annual Meetings in Portland, Oregon. This year’s theme for the annual SfAA meeting is “Engaging Change in Turbulent Times.” The topic for this roundtable draws on ethnographic data from the NSF field school as well as various other Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) collaborations to highlight methods used to resist racism and to produce innovative strategies to engage sociopolitical change in these turbulent times. Invoking an important aspect of the 2019 SfAA Annual Meeting theme, roundtable presenters recognize “the need for more civil dialogue [and the] struggle[s] to create sustainable and meaningful civic engagement with those whom we differ.” Key considerations include: How do everyday lived experiences impact policy-making in these turbulent times? How have CBPR projects impacted policy regarding issues such as racism, food injustice, and health disparities? And, how do we integrate this form of research into our teaching for future applied social scientists?
We invite you to join the conversation at the SfAA Annual Meeting on Friday, March 22, 8:00am, Hilton Portland Downtown, Galleria II. For more info contact: Erin Tooher, firstname.lastname@example.org and Saira Mehmood, email@example.com
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“Let’s Get It Done!”: Creating Equitable Policies in Turbulent Times through Community-Based Participatory Research
CHAIRS: TOOHER, Erin (UNM) and MEHMOOD, Saira (SMU)
ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS: BOSTON, P. Qasimah (FL Children’s Mental Hlth System), GRAVLEE, Clarence (UFL), KEARNEY, Maya (American U), LEE, Ramon K. (SUNY Albany, MCCLENDON, Bakari (Tallahassee Food Network), MITCHELL, M. Miaisha (Greater Frenchtown Revitalization Council), WILLIAMS, Judith (FIU), WINN, Alisha( WPB Community Redevelopment Agency)
TOOHER, Erin (UNM) and MEHMOOD, Saira (SMU) “Let’s Get It Done!”: Creating Equitable Policies in Turbulent Times through Community-Based Participatory Research. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic data from various Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) collaborations, this roundtable highlights methods used to resist racism and produce innovative strategies of sociopolitical accountability. Researchers, community members, and policy developers congregate to discuss effective strategies for alleviating social justice issues and creating equitable policies. Key considerations: How do everyday lived experiences impact policy making in these turbulent times? How have these CBPR projects impacted policy with regards to issues, such as racism, food injustice, and health disparities? And, how do we integrate this form of research into our teaching for future applied social scientists?