Demand for research justice is spreading across the country! Organizations, universities, and conference organizers alike are asking DataCenter how they can achieve the greatest impact and harness the power of data.
DataCenter’s researchers are out and about, spreading the word about research justice on panels in numerous places, including New York, Ohio, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Oakland.
Where we’ve gone recently and what we’ve talked about:
- Public health advocates gathered in Washington DC, where DataCenter discussed involving target communities when conducting health impact assessments (HIAs). Often times, organizations conduct HIAs one-step removed from the impacted communities they address. In DataCenter’s National Domestic Workers survey project, research justice ensures sustained community engagement – effectively bridging gaps between marginalized communities and academics, which leads to accurate, credible data.
- DataCenter, together with social justice researchers at the Transforming-Race Conference(put on by the Kirwan Institute) addressed strategies to effectively organize at the intersections. If you’re black, queer, and low-income, you may have a hard time finding data representing your community. Research justice combats this by placing knowledge-producing tools in your community’s hands.
Want to learn how research justice can support your work? Host a research justice seminar! DataCenter offers universities, high schools, and community based organizations custom tailored seminars on a sliding scale basis. DataCenter can come to your town, your conference, or your organization. Contact the research justice experts here!