Advocacy & Human Rights

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Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice

The “Hear Our Stories” program uses digital storytelling to work with young parenting Latinas in Holyoke to reveal the ways in which sexual and reproductive health disparities are embodied and discursively negotiated, and ultimately work to reframe public conversations on young motherhood and sexuality, health, and rights across generations.

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Heritage Assessment and Community Development, Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Center for Heritage & Society has initiated a partnership with a community development organization on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas (oneeleuthera.org). We have conducted a pilot research project (Historic Building Survey) in Governor's Harbor, and we have developed a community engagement web portal for use by our partners. Finally, we are now in the development phase of an archaeological survey and excavation project in Millars on the site of a former plantation in collaboration with the descendent community.

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Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival

In the spring of 2013, the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary season. Designed as an annual semester-long series of film offerings for students, faculty, and the interested public, the MMFF presents the best of new fiction, documentary and experimental filmmaking by international filmmakers.

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Media Literacy

“Media Literacy” is a course with civic engagement opportunities for its students. Acknowledging that young people should be able to access, analyze, understand and produce various forms of communication, the course provides an overview of the principles and practices connected with work in American and global media literacy application within primary and secondary schools and community work. Civic engagement opportunities for this course include educational facilitation at nearby Amherst Cinema and curriculum development for local and national media literacy organizations.

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Men of Color Health Awareness

MOCHA is an innovative health movement in Springfield, Massachusetts which seeks to reduce severe health disparities in the city by creating health-conscious norms and diffusing them through men of color’s personal and social networks.

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National Center for Digital Government

The National Center for Digital Government is a research, teaching and outreach center of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and administratively based at CPPA. It was established with support from the National Science Foundation. NCDG builds global research capacity, advances practice, and strengthens the local, national and global network of researchers and practitioners engaged in building and using technology in government.

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New England Learning Center for Women in Transition

Valley Women's History Collaborative (VWHC) is working with NELCWIT to train students to collect the history of the founders of the New England Center for Women in Transition. The resulting oral histories are then made available to the organization for development purposes, fundraising or record keeping. The resulting oral histories, once collected and approved, are also made available through the VWHC records to the general public.

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New Worlds of Adoption conference 2015, "Launching into Adulthood"

Launching into adulthood can be difficult for any youth but for those who are adopted, it can be an extra challenging time. The Rudd Adoption Research Program is hosting its 7th annual conference: "New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood. Dr. Ann Masten from the University of Minnesota will speak on research she has done on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. Dr. Masten will be joined by three adult adoptees who are now in significant professional positions serving the adoption community.

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Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) promotes human and ecological well-being through original research. The institute's approach is to translate what is learned into workable policy proposals that are capable of improving life on our planet today and in the future. In the words of the late Professor Robert Heilbroner, we at PERI “strive to make a workable science out of morality.”

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Public Engagement Project

The Public Engagement Project supports and trains faculty members to use their research to contribute to social change, inform public policy, and enrich public debate. Scholars learn new skills from experts and from each other to improve their communication and engagement with the media, community groups, policymakers, and practitioners.

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