Conference on Community-Based Research Partnerships to be Held in June
The Institute for Community Research (ICR) in Hartford, Connecticut, is sponsoring "Crossroads: Critical Issues in Community-Based Research Partnerships," a national conference that will critically explore issues related to community-based research partnerships, methodology, and methods of dissemination. Recognizing that community-based collaborative research (CBCR) is a growing field, the conference is aimed at developing a critical analysis of current approaches that move us to the next level in improving our relationships and methods. The conference will be held in Hartford June 10-13, 2004.
The conference will explore and critique core dimensions of CBCR in the following areas: theory, ethics, methods, skills, use of research results, and topical issues.
ICR is also currently accepting applications for workshop and panel discussion proposals that address how class, ethnicity, race, gender, culture, and power impact research partnerships; gaps between communities and the institutions that serve them (e.g., schools, clinics, after-school programs, political representatives); and ways that participatory or collaborative research partnerships can remedy these and other cultural, health, environmental, and economic policy-oriented problems. www.incommunityresearch.org/news/crossroads.htm