Research Justice believes that communities are experts. Communities have first hand experience of oppressions, and research is a tool to package those experiences so that it can be used strategically to affect change. But is it "Just Research" or "just research"?
1. Are recognized as experts;
2. Have equal access to and control over information that impacts the community;
3. Have the capacity to produce research that reflects the community’s experiences;
4. Are able to use all forms of community knowledge to effectively advance their agenda.
The Research Justice Track aims to gather stories, models, and practices of communities reclaiming research and using them as tools for social change.
We call for sessions that fall into the following categories:
- How-to: workshops, tools, methods, models, skillshares. Specifically, open data, open source, data visualizations, mapping, Participatory Action Research (PAR), media-based organizing
- Ideas: theory, strategy, history, labor, postcolonial, decolonial, movement-based research, liberatory knowledge, revolutionary inquiry, critical participatory action research (PAR).
- Case studies and examples: research projects such as excluded workers, union organizing, youth models, indigenous models. Case studies highlighting challenges and lessons learned. Research used to create change. Curriculum used to teach about data in a way that is inclusive and engaging.
Proposals are due March 8, 2013 at midnight.
You may post comments or questions for the organizers on the Research Justice discussion page on AMPtalk.