Newkirk Community-based Research Initiative
The Community-based Research Initiative builds authentic research partnerships with diverse and uniquely situated community members, trains university and community-based researchers in participatory, emancipatory methods that lead to the development of relevant research questions and more inclusive knowledge production practices, and enables & understands the inclusion of communities that are often structurally impeded from accessing and participating in the production of technoscientific knowledge.
Our Values: Relationships + Process + Diversity + Justice + Inclusion + Transformation
Training and Professional Development
We train academics and practitioners in Community-based Research. Our year-long graduate student fellowship includes a 9-part workshop series in Research Justice.
Conducting Community-based Research
We design, implement, and evaluate Community Engagement Efforts, Community-based Research Projects, and Community Campus Partnerships.
Studying Community-based Research and Pedagogy
We study Community-Campus Partnerships and Community-based Research and Pedagogy.
Definition of Community-based Research
We define community based research as a process of inquiry and knowledge production that promotes collaboration, challenges historical and on-going structural inequalities, disrupts extractive research practices, attends to relationships, centers those most impacted by social and environmental problems, and draws on anti-oppressive theories, methods, and movements to encode justice into knowledge production.
Newkirk Community-based Research Justice Workshop Series
The Spring Quarter NCbRI workshops are on hold as we take time to adjust to the changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In lieu of the workshop on Friday, April 10th, we will host a facilitated virtual Community-check in on Friday, April 10th from 12:30 to 1:30. We will take an hour to touch base and talk about how we are adapting to distance practice in the immediate term as community-based researchers.
Please REGISTER if you plan to join and we will send you a zoom link. Because of the sensitive nature of this moment, and to enable trust and comfort with participants on the call, we will not be recording this session.
We will be in touch in the coming weeks regarding the next steps for remote versions of the Spring Workshops and completion of the Certificate Program. We are committed to supporting all of you as a community of community-based researchers.
If you have any questions, suggestions or recommendations for how you would like to see the workshops proceed this quarter and are not able to participate in the April 10th zoom call, please email the NCbRI co-directors: Victoria Bredow at firstname.lastname@example.org and Connie McGuire at email@example.com.