Upcoming Workshops & Talks

International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR) Annual Meeting

November 9-13th, 2020 (Virtually)

The International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (ICPHR) was established in 2009 to strengthen the role of participatory health research (PHR) in intervention design and decision-making on health issues. The ICPHR is open to stakeholders from all countries interested in promoting the dissemination and further development of participatory health research approaches embedded in common values and principles. The work of the ICPHR is focused on bringing together systematically the knowledge and experience of PHR in different countries for the purpose of strengthening PHR regarding issues of quality, credibility, and impact on policy and practice.

The ICPHR will be having their annual working meeting this November and it is open for registration as well as to sign up to facilitate a working meeting.

Register here by September 7th.

Sign up here to facilitate a working meeting.

Recurring Workshops & Talks

Annual Minority Health Conference

Beginning of Spring Semester, annually

The Annual Minority Health Conference was launched by the Minority Student Caucus in 1977 and has been conducted nearly every year since then. Major objectives are to highlight health issues of concern to people of color and to attract students interested in minority health to the School. The theme of the conference changes annually. For more information visit: https://minorityhealth.web.unc.edu 

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

Beginning of Fall Semester, annually

The Black Communities Conference is a vibrant and uniquely important gathering featuring panel discussions, local tours, film screenings, workshops, keynotes, and more. Our core mission is to foster collaboration among Black communities and universities for the purpose of enhancing Black community life and furthering the understanding of Black communities. For more information visit: http://blackcommunities.unc.edu/2019/

Previous Workshops & Talks

The Talk by Sonny Kelly 

In partnership with the Playmakers Repertory Company, The Bulldog Ensemble Theater & StreetSigns
Stream available through July 10th, 2020

To stream visit: https://playmakersrep.org/the-talk/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Sonny%2CViv%2CRay-widesend&utm_content=version_A 

Engaging Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Film and Photovoice

Elizabeth M. Aparicia, University of Maryland & Rebecca Chavez, Waikiki Health
Tuesday, May 26, 4:00-4:50 PM
Virtual Meeting

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Grief and an Indigenous Feminist’s Rage: A Conversation with Dr. Shannon Speed

Shannon Speed, Director of UCLA Center for American Indian Studies Center
Thursday, February 6, 9:00-10:30 AM
UNC Anthropology Department Lounge, Alumni Building 313A

This conversation on gender violence, fieldwork, and the generative spade of embodied knowledge production will be structured as a dialogue and Q&A on an unpublished manuscript chapter Dr. Speed has shared with us, Grief and an Indigenous Feminist’s Rage: The Embodied Field of Knowledge Production. Building upon the classic work of Renato Rosaldo and more recent interventions by Maya Berry and colleagues on a fugitive anthropology, in this piece, Dr. Speed reflects on her experience doing fieldwork with Indigenous women migrants incarcerated in U.S. immigration detention centers, offering a personal account of her own feminist activist research and considering the relevance of embodied experience for the knowledge we produce.

*Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to astuesse@unc.edu to reserve a seat with “Grief and an Indigenous Feminist’s Rage” in the subject line, please share your full name, departmental affiliation, and position or program of study. Walk ins are welcome, pending availability of space.

Digital Storytelling with Indigenous Nations

Pamela Klassen, Religious Studies and Anthropology
University of Toronto
February 25, 2020, Time and Location at 124 Carolina Hall

In this workshop, Dr. Klassen will discuss her own and her students’ ongoing work as the Story Nations Collective, done in collaboration with various people of the Rainy River First Nations. The Kiinawin Kawindomowin Story Nations project is a participatory digital collaboration with Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre of the Rainy River First Nations. The website is focused on the diary of a Toronto missionary-journalist named Frederick H. Du Vernet, who visited the Rainy River Ojibwe of Treaty 3 territory in the summer of 1898. The diary, and now the website, documents Ojibwe responses to Christianity during a particularly intense time of Canadian colonial expansion on Treaty 3 territory. Featuring an interactive annotation tool, an audio-diary, audio-visual media such as photographs and digital stories, and ongoing conversations with present-day community members, the website engages with questions of treaty relationships, ceremony, and public memory. As scholars, the Story Nations collective aims to retell and contextualize Du Vernet’s narrative with the methodologies of religious studies, Indigenous studies, and digital humanities. As such, this digital storytelling site is a contemporary counternarrative to the missionary’s historical document and a platform that allows the diary to be made more accessible and available to the public in a digital format.

In this conversation, Dr. Klassen will share her experience working on this project and answer questions about the collaborations that the website reflects. Please come having looked over the website (https://storynations.utoronto.ca/) and ready to engage!

*Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to leve@email.unc.edu to reserve a seat with “Digital Storytelling with Indigenous Nations” in the subject line. In the body of the text, please share your full name, departmental affiliation, and position or program of study. Walk ins are welcome, pending availability of space.

41st Annual Minority Health Conference – Truth to Power: Exercising Political Voice to Achieve Health Equity

Friday, February 28, 2020 at the William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill

Truth to Power recognizes a critical need for a more just and truthful world to improve our society. Historically, the courageous voices of people with less access to power have fueled movement-making and actions to disrupt resistive power structures. This year’s conference will focus on the tools and approaches we need to uplift marginalized voices, embolden effective leadership, and create policy that is community-driven and grounded in equity.

Photovoice Methodology

Alex Lightfoot and Geni Eng, Health Behavior
Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-CH
February/March, Time and Location at UNC TBD

Comparative Ethnographic Methods and Deliberative Public Engagement on How People in Nepal Enact and Participate in Democracy

Katherine Rankin, Geography
University of Toronto
Late Fall or March/April, Time and Location at UNC TBD


**GCPR students, please remember to keep track of the workshops you have attended as part of your certificate requirements using the workshop tracking form**