Knowledge is valued differently based on the source of information. Community voices are often dismissed as anecdotal and institutional data is often hidden in proprietary databases or written in inaccessible language. Yet, the ‘right to know’ and the ‘right to be heard’ can be the linchpins of success for grassroots communities engaged in social change campaigns.
DataCenter uses “Inside Research Justice” to demonstrate how organizers can think strategically about information — what it is, who needs to hear it, and how it needs to be packaged so it’s heard.
More than 1,000 community members have engaged with “Inside Research Justice” since we first developed the tool for our trainings over three years ago. Share this tool with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues!
Interested in more resources? Check out our research toolkits. Be sure to subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter to get updates on the upcoming “Path to Research Justice Toolkit” — a comprehensive how-to research guide for community organizations working towards social justice.