ISSR Happy Hour | Community-Based Participatory Research and Participatory Action Research

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Online Event - Login credentials via email for registered participants

Are you missing the spontaneity of a conference corridor, meeting new people and chatting  about your favorite research topic? Do you need a break from thinking about remote pedagogy and hand sanitizer? Well, fill your cup or glass and join us for a virtual happy hour where we talk about social science research!

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Collaborations in Uncertain Times

This ISSR Research Happy Hour is aimed at Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Participatory Action Research (PAR) scholars who face unique challenges as they navigate research during the COVID19 pandemic. CBPR and PAR collaborations may include community partner organizations that are now struggling in many ways. How should academic researchers respond-- do we "lead, follow, or get out of the way"? How might we retool or repurpose and reconsider our role and contributions? Are there ways we can generate new modes of collaboration?

This Happy Hour will be co-hosted by two experienced CBPR/PAR scholars: Susan Shaw, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy and Director of the Center for Community Health Equity Research, and Julie Hemment, Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst. The co-hosts will pose engaging questions for attendees to discuss while mingling in small groups and talking informally about our research.

This event is intended for faculty and grad students, and you do not need to be at UMass Amherst to join the fun.