An Interdisciplinary Certificate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Workshops and Talks

Qualifying GCPR workshops address participatory research theories, principles, techniques, methods, case examples, or some combination. Workshops can be topically oriented or skill-building and they must last at least 90 minutes. Workshops are ideally interactive or participatory in nature.

If you see an event that could qualify as a workshop, have ideas for workshops, or want to lead a workshop, please reach out to participatoryresearch@unc.edu.

Upcoming Workshops & Talks

Anti-racist and community-centered research approaches for a more just and equitable societyFlyer for UM event. Long description in following paragraph

Tuesday, January 25, 3-4:30pm

Hosted by: National Center for Institutional Diversity | University of Michigan

Recent years’ events — the COVID pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and ongoing and new racial justice movements — have highlighted the need to address long-standing systems of oppression that continue to disadvantage and harm communities of color. The historical legacy and current systems of racism continue to plague and negatively impact the health and wholeness of our society, and these recent events have spurred increased awareness and commitments across organizations and institutions to adopt anti-racist strategies to dismantle oppressive and unjust systems.

Research and scholarship is one way that higher education institutions like University of Michigan (U-M) have played critical roles in informing the numerous and complex ways that racism operates in our society. This work has contributed to the development of innovative, evidence based interventions and actions to reduce and eliminate racism and its impacts — at systemic, institutional, and interpersonal levels.

UM event information and registration 

Indigenous Research Ethics Monthly Workshop – Defining Ethics

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Hosted by: Indigenous Research Network

This is the first of many in a monthly workshop series from U of T’s Indigenous Research Network on specific topics of Indigenous research ethics with added individual academic support in ethical and methodological matters.

It is delivered by Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Yellowknife Dene and leading researcher in Indigenous mental health and Indigenous research methodologies with over 20 years of experience. She is faculty member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and has published extensively; currently she leads the ON NEIHR and is excited to deliver this workshop series.

Indigenous Research Network event registration.

Decolonizing Research: A Conversation with Indigenous Scholars

Decolonizing Research decorative event flyer. Long description in following paragraph.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 9:00-10:30 pm EST

Hosted by: USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and organized by Elizabeth Galoozis (USC Libraries).

Join us for a crucial discussion addressing the fraught relationship between indigenous scholars and the institutions that often erase them.   

When we conduct research, we’re searching for answers that matter. Who produces the research we rely on? Who determines what is important to research, what topics deserve to be researched, and who researches it?

This crucial roundtable discussion will address the fraught relationship between indigenous knowledge and scholars and the academic and cultural institutions that have often erased, co-opted, and excluded them. The panel of leading indigenous scholars will describe how research shapes Native peoples’ paths through academia and address their complicated history with systems of information and education.

USC event registration and information. 

Participatory Photography and Photovoice

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 13:30-15:30 GMT

Hosted by:  School of Security Studies | King’s College London

A Visual Embodied Methodologies workshop series event with Dr Tiffany Fairey        

Photovoice has become popular across the social sciences as a participatory visual research method that actively engages (hard to reach) research participants, that makes visible different kinds of knowledge and lived experiences and that catalyses action and impact. This 2.5 hour workshop will provide an introduction to photovoice, as a research method and process, through interactive sessions including practice exercises and case studies. How can photovoice be harnessed, ethically and critically, to facilitate the co-production of research knowledge and impact? What are the strengths and limitations of photovoice? The workshop will be participatory and everyone will be asked to bring images to the session. No prior experience is necessary.

Max: 20 participants

Workshop objectives

In this workshops participants will

  • gain an understanding of the photovoice method and process
  • practice photo-elicitation techniques and photo dialogue exercises
  • examine photovoice case studies
  • reflect critically on the ethics, strengths and limitations of photovoice
  • discuss concrete examples of photovoice research design

Participatory Photography and Photovoice Event Registration

Feminist Participatory Action Research mobilising for social justice

Hosted by: Place Based Research Action Community of Practice

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 10:30 PM – Thursday, 10 March 2022, 12:30 AM EST

How Indigenous, rural and urban poor women have mobilised through FPAR to demand climate justice, labour rights, and development justice.

About this event:

  • This session focuses on Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) as a place-based methodology that combines research and activism for structural change.
  • Speakers include feminist climate justice activist-researchers Dr Naomi Joy Godden (Centre for People, Place and Planet, Edith Cowan University (ECU)), Trimita Chakma (Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea) and Kavita Naidu (ECU).
  • They will reflect on the FPAR work they have supported in Asia, the Pacific and Australia, and how Indigenous, rural and urban poor women have mobilised through FPAR to demand climate justice, labour rights, and development justice.

FPAR Event Registration

**GCPR students, please remember to keep track of the workshops you have attended as part of your certificate requirements using the workshop tracking form. Please submit this form through the GCPR Sakai site. **

Previous Workshops & Talks

Centering Communities in Implementation Research: Informing the Future of Prenatal Care in Fresno

Hosted by: UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative

Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Fresno County has one of California’s highest preterm birth rates, especially among Black families residing in West Fresno. How can we better center people with lived experiences in monitoring and evaluating the success of an intervention?

Recently, researchers and scholars are examining how implementation research can advance equity. Despite implementation research’s focus on eliminating disparities, researchers are urging a renewed focus on equity in ways that grapple with the conditions in which programs and interventions are implemented — with a particular focus on the impacts of structural racism, while intentionally engaging communities’ history, culture, and values.

For our December Collaboratory, join researchers from PTBi’s EMBRACE Study and two implementation and health equity scholars to learn about authentic and community-centered strategies that inform and advance equity in evidence-based implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how community organizations and researchers partnered to develop Glow!, a group prenatal care model.
  • Explore strategies to inform equitable implementation such as the EMBRACE study.
  • Learn authentic engagement strategies to center equity in implementation research.

Event Info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/centering-communities-in-implementation-research-informing-the-future-of-p-tickets-214843471607?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

2021 Saunders-Watkins Virtual Workshop: Building Trust in Community Engaged Research

Hosted by: NIH – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Monday, December 6, 2021 – 11:00am – 6:30pm EST

This year’s Saunders-Watkins workshop brings together researchers, health care providers, community partners, and federal, state, and local government officials and other stakeholders to discuss the current evidence and future research and practice needs to build trust in community-engaged research to tackle health inequities, including those revealed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trust is critical in biomedical research, especially clinical trial recruitment of minority populations. A trusted and transparent process will enhance the overall design, conduct, and oversight of clinical research/trials and eventually benefit all populations. Meanwhile, misinformation, ineffective communication, unconscious bias, and limited community engagement may contribute to mistrust.

Join NHLBI on December 6, 2021, for a virtual workshop to enhance the importance of truthfulness, transparency, and trustworthiness in biomedical research and identify gaps to establish trusted partnerships in community-based participatory research. The 2021 Saunders-Watkins Virtual Workshop: Building Trust in “Community-Engaged” Research is free, open to the public, and will be recorded. Agenda

Registration is required by 11:59 PM ET, December 3, 2021.

**Students must attend the entire event for workshop credit** 

Individuals who require reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Rashawn Jones at NHLBIWorkshopSupport@nih.gov and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Addressing Racism As a Public Health Issue Through the Lens of Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice: From Problems to Solutions

Friday, December 10, 12:45-3:00pm*

Hosted by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Per the NIEHS site, the workshop will foster dialogue among NIEHS employees, outside researchers, and members of the community to examine racism as a public health issue. The workshop seeks to:

  • Raise awareness of the problem of systemic racism in America and its contributing role to Environmental Health Disparities (EHD).
  • Inform the NIEHS community of current EHD research and outreach activities in Environmental Justice (EJ).
  • Engage regional and local community leaders involved in EJ advocacy networks to discuss best practices for community engagement.

*To receive workshop credit, students must attend the entirety of Session 3:

  • Session 3. Community-Engaged Research: Building Authentic Partnerships in Underserved and Marginalized Communities
    Sherry Baron, City University of New York & Community Partner
    Amy Jo Schulz, University of Michigan School of Public Health & Community Partner

Preregistration is required: https://bit.ly/2XJJiwy

Draft agenda: https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conference/ejworkshop2021/index.cfm/page/agenda

Active Involvement in Research

Monday, 22 November, 1:00 – 3:00pm EST

Hosted by: NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London

Our annual Active Involvement in Research event brings together patients, service users, carers and local people in south London. This year ARC South London’s Active Involvement in Research Event will focus on ‘Involving people from diverse communities in co-producing research – nothing about us without us’. Together we will look at how health and social care researchers can and do work with people from under-served groups – for example, people with disabilities, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and others facing inequalities, sharing power and responsibility from start to finish. There will be speakers and a chance to work together in small groups, to help come up with ways to strengthen co-production in research. All are welcome.

The event will be held online via Zoom.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/active-involvement-in-research-tickets-180170263107

Indigenous Research Methodologies and Country/Place – Community of Practice

Wednesday, November 10, 10:30 PM – Thursday, November 11, 12:30 AM EST

Hosted by: Sydney Policy Lab – Real Deal Project

Session two of our community practice on place-based research action – Indigenous research methodologies and country/place.

Since 2019 the Sydney Policy Lab has been working to build place-based projects that feature research and powerful action for social change. We also know that there is an enormous and diverse community of people working in this space who have lots to teach and share. Too often we don’t have the time and space to share knowledge and emerging learning across the vast and varied forms of place-based practice – including community organizing, collective impact, community development, Aboriginal community-determined research priorities, Indigenous Research methodologies, Participatory Action Research, Feminist Participatory Action Research. To create a space for more reflection and to sharpen our practice the Sydney Policy Lab has come together with Edith Cowan University Strategic Research Centre for People Place and Planet, Australia Together and the Centre for Just Places at Jesuit Social Services to create a Community of Practice in place based action research.

In this second session Associate Professor Practice Christine Evans, Associate Professor of Practice, NCCC, will discuss how Indigenous research methodologies can contribute to the achievement of Aboriginal community-determined research priorities. Chris will reflect on research that is leading to the re-presentation ‘of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s cultures and histories in strengths-based ways and in places where representation did not previously exist’ https://www.mca.com.au/stories-and-ideas/meet-christine-evans-chair-iag/.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/indigenous-research-methodologies-and-countryplace-community-of-practice-tickets-170256877905

Symposium: Latin America Migration and Participatory Research Symposium

Friday, November 5, 2021 – Saturday, November 6, 2021

Hosted by: University of Pennsylvania

This virtual symposium will build upon Latin America’s longstanding tradition with participatory and action-oriented research methods. Through the symposium we will explore how global partnerships that bring together university- and community-based researchers can shed new light on the push and pull factors of Latin American migration to address educational inequities in sending and receiving countries. The symposium will also provide a unique context to consider how these partnerships can create new pathways to more equitable educational outcomes at home in Latin America and in host countries across the globe.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/latin-american-migration-and-participatory-research-symposium-tickets-179345877347?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

Participatory and community-based approaches to tackle health inequalities

Wednesday, November 3, 2:00 – 3:30pm EDT

Hosted by: NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London

The seminar will be chaired by Ranjeet Kaile, Director of Communications, Stakeholder Engagement and Public Affairs at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The NIHR ARC South London’s ‘Inside Research’ seminar series is open to anyone who is interested in improving health and social care and addressing inequalities in south London. The series provides a space to exchange knowledge, personal experience, information, learning and ideas, and to make new connections. In this seminar, researchers and members of the public involved in ARC South London’s work will show how they are developing and using participatory and community-based approaches to ensure that the organisation’s research tackles health inequalities.

Presentations: 

  • ARC South London’s Public Research Panel, which was set up in January 2021 to provide expert input and advice from diverse local communities, to support co-production for research studies from start to finish, and to propose new ideas for research.
  • ARC’s South London’s maternity and perinatal mental health team who will discuss how they have sought to involve and engage diverse local communities to co-produce research, including using participatory appraisal methods.

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity to discuss in small groups some of the important questions and issues highlighted.

To find out more about the event, please email michele.harris-tafri@kcl.ac.uk or nick.sarson@kcl.ac.uk.
You can also visit www.arc-sl.nihr.ac.uk   

Register Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/participatory-and-community-based-approaches-to-tackle-health-inequalities-tickets-178135115927?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

Facilitating Remote Participatory Filmmaking in times of Covid-19

Wednesday, November 3, 10:00 -12:00pm EDT
Facilitated by: Simon Koolwijk

As a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020, Ralf Otto and Simon Koolwijk experimented with and facilitated on behalf of ReflACTION a remote participatory filmmaking process from their homes. Refugees living in Germany, Turkey and Uganda were guided in filming and interviewing themselves on how the Covid-19 epidemic had impacted their lives. In 2021 this process was continued with two refugee settlements in Greece. Remote participatory video is becoming now common practise as part of doing monitoring and evaluation on a remote way.

Simon will share one of the documentaries and facilitate an interactive virtual workshop discussing the lessons from one of the documentaries and on how the process can be and was facilitated. The maximum number of participants will be 40 people.

Participation is free of charge. If questions, contact Simon Koolwijk, e-mail. faccom@xs4all.nl

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/facilitating-remote-participatory-filmmaking-in-times-of-covid-19-tickets-145301555865?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

Beyond Extractivism: Toward New Collaborative Futures in Anthropology

Thursday November 4, 12:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Hosted by: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Organized by the Association of Black Anthropologists, Anthropology Southern Africa, and the Center for Experimental Ethnography.

This conversation is a part of the “Toward a Radicalyl Humanist Anthropology” series of conversations created by Deb Thomas and Kamari Clarke, and has been hosted in collaboration with the Association of Black Anthropologists, Anthropology Southern Africa, and the Center for Experimental Ethnography. The previous sessions can be viewed here on Wenner-Gren’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/wennergrenfoundation

This webinar explores collaborative knowledge production in relation to a stance of responsibility and accountability to the communities with whom we work (including scholarly communities), and to the communities that surround our institutional spaces, cities, territories and regions. What kind of anthropology emerges when collaboration, rather than individualist extraction is upheld as a model?

Panelists:
Carmen Rial, PhD, Professor, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu, PhD, Manager for Archaeology at South African National Parks and Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria
Yasmeen Arif, PhD, Professor, Shiv Nadar University
Christen Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Justin Hosbey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University
Moderated by:
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, PhD, Professor, Metropolitan Autonomous University

CART captioning will be provided.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MH3FxK8LQcWiPR3nCPKKeg

Collaborative Research with (not on) Indigenous Communities

Monday, October 25th, 6:00 – 7:15pm EDT

Hosted by: Pace University’s Department of Environmental Studies and Science

A talk by Armando (Mandu) Medinaceli, who works as the Indigenous Education Director for North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems, on the importance of decolonizing research and doing collaborative research with (not on) indigenous communities. Mandu is a Bolivian ethnobiologist with over fifteen years of experience working in ethnobiology, indigenous foodways and food sovereignty, biocultural diversity, sustainability, climate change, community conservation, collaborative video, and more.

For more information contact: Dr. Anne Toomey at atoomey@pace.edu.

Register Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborative-research-with-not-on-indigenous-communities-tickets-186962007397?aff=erelexpmlt

Toward Radical Humanism in Anthropology: Ethnographic Praxis, Relationality, Multi-Modality

Hosted by: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Thursday, September 23rd, 12:00 – 2:00 PM EST

To register for this event, visit this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XqkCzFq2Q5qidqjX0GXkOw

In this panel, we explore artistic modalities and co-laboring as ways of knowing that offer a multi-modal attunement without pinning down or leaning on a redemptive ‘truth’. The panelists offer reflections and performances that attend to institutional and epistemic violence reproduced in the academy, state or extra/judicial systems. We look to spaces and ways of making knowledge differently that challenge us to reimagine ways of being together and collaborate in research; modes of knowing that refuse and unsettle the ‘comforts’ provided by established canons of what constitutes ‘good’ research methods, conceptual conceits and community entanglements. We reflect on praxis, reciprocity, and esthetic engagements as ways of being and knowing in this particular moment of reckoning with liberal academic discourses on anti-racism and decolonization.

Panelists:

Aimee Cox, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale University
Peter Morin (Tahltan Nation), Associate Professor, OCAD University
Ayumi Goto, PhD, Adjunct professor, OCAD University
Marlon Swai, PhD, Lecturer, University of Cape Town
Dara Culhane, PhD, Professor, Simon Fraser University

Moderated by:
Erin Baines, PhD, Associate Professor, Transformative Memory Project, University of British Columbia
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, PhD, Professor, Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia

CART captioning will be provided. Organized by the Association of Black Anthropologists, Anthropology Southern Africa, the Center for Experimental Ethnography, and the Transformative Memory Network

Decolonizing Southeast Asian Archaeology

Monday, September 27 at 8PM PST / 11 PM EDT 

Hosted by: UCLA CSEAS

Archaeological practice in Southeast Asia has recently shifted to active engagement with local stakeholders. This is due to the realization that involving communities results in meaningful research outcomes. A growing number of investigations are actively seeking the involvement of communities as both contributors and as active and involved research participants. These undertakings humanize our community partners and counter the exclusivity often associated with scholarly authority. An increasing number of scholars approach research as inter-disciplinary, breaking state and ethnic boundaries and engaging communities, emphasizing that we no longer work alone. This panel provides examples of this trend. It is predicated on the concepts of practice and agency and their impacts on cultural heritage and archaeological practice in Southeast Asia. Panel members have worked intensively with descendant communities and will illustrate how archaeological and heritage scholars can empower indigenous and descendant communities through heritage conservation. 

Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v9hOl0zOQVWHH5pWhxo-bg

A Real Deal – A research action agenda for transforming Australia in and beyond the pandemic.

Thursday, September 9, 2021: 12:30-2:30am EDT

 The first of four workshops relating to Community of Practice in Place Based Action Research.

While many of the people on our team have a passion for and experience with place-based work, we also know that there is an enormous and diverse community of people working in this space who have lots to teach and share. Too often we don’t have the time and space to share knowledge and emerging learning across the vast and varied forms of place-based practice – including community organizing, collective impact, community development, Aboriginal collaborative research methods, Participatory Action Research, Feminist Participatory Action Research.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-of-practice-workshop-on-place-based-research-action-real-deal-tickets-168215016643?aff=erelexpmlt&keep_tld=1

Celebrating Henrietta Lacks: Building Trust – The Path Forward

Co-hosted by the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the VCU Massey Cancer Center, and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021: 10:00 – 12:00 EST

A community and academic dialogue on trust and trustworthiness in research, with Keynote speaker, Rueben Warren, Ph.D., Tuskegee University.

For further information, visit: https://clic-ctsa.org/events/celebrating-henrietta-lacks-building-trust-path-forward

AFA Liberate Your Research Workshop with Dr. Nadine Naber

Dr. Nadine Naber

Saturday, August 14, 2021: 10:00 – 1:00 PST/ 1:00 – 4:00 EST

The academic industrial complex, especially social science fields like anthropology and sociology, tend to provide training radical theories, yet rarely train scholars “how-to” apply these frameworks to our own research in real time. They also tend to devalue feminist scholarship focused on radical justice and decolonizing by delegitimizing our methodologies, inspiring the sense that one is an imposter rather than a “real” scholar (or anthropologist, sociologist, etc.). Indeed, many feminist scholars struggle with writing anxiety and aligning their research with their commitments to social transformation. Nadine’s “Liberate Your Research” workshop helps radical feminist scholars claim and name our core beliefs while achieving writing and research prosperity and surviving and thriving in and beyond disciplinary constraints and the academic industrial complex more generally.

At this workshop, participants will learn how to heal anxiety, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, and the colonial-gendered-racial violence of the university. We will foster a sense of empowerment in relation to one’s research and writing goals. We will also learn how to name a set of liberated theories and methods that align with who we are, what we stand for, the communities/social movements we care about, and our need for collective care and well-being. In closing, we will discuss the meaning and methods of activist research.

Contact Nadine at: info@nadinenaber.com. Questions can be directed to AFA Senior Program Chair, Alix Johnson: alix.johnson@ufl.edu.

Speaker Series: Models for Equitable Minority Inclusion in Institutional Research:

About the Series: Because citizen science work often operates outside of institutional channels, it often faces difficulties when it intersects with institutional structures, often disproportionately hurting minoritized communities and those not traditionally served by academic and institutional research models. In this series, we explore this intersection with an aim of understanding how community participation can be made more equitable and just.

Feb. 9 (Tues.), 12:00-1:30: Omega Wilson (Co-founder of West End Revitalization Association (WERA)) (pdf flyer here)

  • “The Community-Owned and Managed Research (COMR) Model for Equity in Research”
  • Register here

Feb. 17 (Wed.), 12:00-1:30: Pepijn Al (University of Western Ontario) (pdf flyer here)

  • “The Value of Communities and their Consent”
  • Register here

March 8 (Monday), 12:00-1:00: Nikita Shiel-Rolle, MSc (Principal Research Scientist, Cat Island Conservation Institute, Bahamas) (pdf flyer here)

  • “Beyond the Walls of the Ivory Tower: Perspectives on Equitable Community Based Research”
  • Register here

March 22 (Mon.), 1:00-2:00: Max Liboiron (Assoc. Prof. Geography, Director of the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), Memorial University, Newfoundland) (pdf flyer here):

  • “Colonialism and ‘Citizen’ Science”
  • Register here

Talks are recorded and available on the Center’s Youtube Channel if you cannot attend the live events.

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**