Welcome to the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN)

Recent Contributions

Mass Incarceration and Deportation Forum

On April 19 URBAN LA will convene an interactive forum of leaders and activists who have been engaged in work on immigrant rights, mass incarceration,...

Collaborative Research Principles


These collaborative research principles, as refined by members of the URBAN.Boston Node on March 19, 2014, are the output of multiple...

Stand Against Racism on April 28

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URBAN.Boston will host a Stand Against Racism event on Monday, April 28th from 6-8pm in the Ryan Lounge (3rd Floor, McCormack Building, UMASS Boston). A...

Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium


The Office of Community Partnerships at the University of Massachusetts Boston is pleased to announce the upcoming Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium to be held on...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming | 2014 | 2013

  • Mon

    URBAN.Boston Stand Against Racism

    Ryan Lounge (3rd Floor, McCormack Building, UMASS Boston)

    URBAN.Boston will host a Stand Against Racism event on Monday, April 28th from 6-8pm in the Ryan Lounge (3rd Floor, McCormack Building, UMASS Boston). A reception will be held 6-6:30pm with the program starting at 6:30pm.

    This event is part of the Stand Against Racism™ movement organized by the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event. Organizations across the United States will be holding events and hundreds of thousands of people will take a Stand Against Racism™ across the country.

    The event will raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be tolerated. We seek to bring people together to discuss the power of research and partnership to help eliminate racism. We ask you to make your voice heard by joining the Stand Against Racism.

    The URBAN.Boston – Stand Against Racism event will feature a panel of researchers discussing the impact of racism in community engaged research projects as well as an opportunity for new faculty and graduate students to share their research ideas and get feedback.

    For more information contact:  urban.boston@umb.edu

  • Fri

    May Public Science Project Community Lunch

    CUNY Graduate Center
    New York

    PSP Community Lunches are ‘free spaces’ for anyone interested in participatory action research and design to break bread,  Engage in good conversation, build community, and germinate ideas.

    Time:  12-1:00pm

    Location:  Dining Commons on the 8th floor of The CUNY Graduate Center  (365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY)

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  • Tue

    Critical Participatory Action Research Summer Institute 2014 - Session 1

    CUNY Graduate Center
    New York

    The Public Science Project’s 4th Annual Summer Institutes on Critical Participatory Action Research are designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical PAR to graduate students, faculty, and members of community-based organizations AND provide an environment of collective learning and development. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their current work, research interests, and projects to the institutes to share with others and develop during the course of the week. To give us a sense of what you wish to bring and hope to learn at the institutes, please submit a brief statement of interest answering the questions outlined below. Applications are due January 6th, 2014

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