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Community-Engaged Research and Movements for Social Change

Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 11:30 AM
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Faculty/Staff, Students
Haas Center for Public Service

Join us for a workshop focused on the relationship between community-engaged research and social change. Dr. Ren-Yo Hwang (they/them) will lead us in a conversation about theories of change and how community-engaged research can support social movements and campaigns to drive social change. Dr. Hwang will draw on their depth of experience collaborating with community organizations to advance queer/feminist-of-color anti-violence activism and abolitionist praxis, using participatory action research.

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields.

Dr. Ren-Yo Hwang (they/them) is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies and Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College where they work and teach on transformative justice, community and state accountability, queer/feminist-of-color anti-violence activism, carceral studies, and queer/trans-of-color critique, abolition, and praxis. Dr/ Hwang is largely interested in how we might trace and account for abolitionist and insurgent knowledge-making practices, processes and alternative "our"chives with tools such participatory action research and collaborative ethnography. 

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