Creating surveys can
be an excellent tool to document what is happening
in our community, help us understand ourselves better
and let others get to know what is going on for
our people. When we document our experiences, we
honor our day-to-day reality as knowledge,
while creating a powerful and strategic tool to
help bring us closer to reaching our campaign goals
and strengthening the movement.
Part of oppression is
keeping information and knowledge in the hands of
the powerful. When we reclaim research, we walk
one step closer to achieving liberation.
is a participatory research toolkit on how to do
community surveys to support social justice campaigns.
It includes information on all stages of the survey
processfrom deciding to do a survey to analyzing
the information you gather.
A project of DataCenter's
Justice Program, with help from Ai-Jen Poo,
Erline Browne and everyone at CAAAV:
Organizing Asian Communities and Domestic
Workers United; Annette Bernhardt,
Center for Justice; Richard Speiglman, Public
Health Institute; and César López,
Movement Achieving Youth Activism (MAYA).
Released Summer 2004.