Defining and Conceptualizing Human Rights by Arita Balaram
In this intensely powerful and personal new text, Michelle Fine widens the methodological imagination for students, educators, scholars, and researchers interested in crafting research with communities. Fine shares her struggles over the course of 30 years to translate research into policy and practice that can enhance the human condition and create a more just world.
In The Fight for America’s Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse
group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions,
and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing
on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can
forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.
URBAN Education Node: Human Rights Webinar
Human Rights in Education Coalition-Building
The URBAN Ed Node has been working to launch coalition-building with human rights organizations and educators. We are hosting a Human Rights Webinar, to be held May 24, from 12pm-1:15pm Mountain Standard Time. We have 50 slots available for the webinar, so if you would like to attend, you will need to reserve your spot by going to the link below.
Attached is a flyer that explains how to access the webinar and who the presenters are, or see below.
We ask that you reserve your spot in the next couple of days, and then, after Monday, May 15, we welcome you to distribute it to your networks.
We also will distribute this to a few other human rights networks at that time.
We look forward to learning with human rights scholars how we as educators can support their organizing efforts, and we look forward to learning how schools are taking up productive human rights frameworks and practices.
The URBAN Ed Node Co-Chairs:
The Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement by Corey Dolgon (Editor), Tania D. Mitchell (Editor), Timothy K. Eatman (Editor)
Reviewing The Public Professor by M.V. Lee Badgett, NYU Press, 2016.
The URBAN Network invites you for its first Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)
When: February 3, 1:00 PM (MST)
Who: Ana Antunes, University of Utah
Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University
Ben Kirschner, University of Colorado
Chereta Madison, University of Colorado
Maria Torre, City University of New York
What: The Webinar will focus on defining CPAR and answering practical questions about utilizing the methodology.
This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/UahjZF4FBAHccjIS2
From Youth Organizers to Social Justice Activists? Experiences of Youth Organizers Transitioning to Adulthood documents the experiences of former youth organizers in Boston and identifies the ways in which they stay connected to social justice work as young adults. This report also discusses the challenges of staying connected to social justice work and recommends ways that youth organizing groups can help their alumni stay connected to social justice work as they transition into young adulthood.
This report is the product of a collaborative research partnership between the University of Massachusetts, Boston and three youth organizing groups in Boston: the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP), and The City School. The UMass Boston team included five doctoral students that participated in the Practicum in Community-Based Research course offered in the Department of Public Policy. This course is taught by Prof. Mark Warren, chair of URBAN Boston and co-chair of national URBAN.
Scholars are increasingly expected to consider the wider public in their teaching and research activities, but with little to negative promotion incentive. In fact, finds Christopher Meyers, much of what academics do does not fit into the standard boxes of teaching, scholarship and service. Perhaps it’s time to replace these categories with a single holistic and qualitative standard: High quality teacher-scholars, wherein all of one’s professional activities are judged per their contribution to the academy’s mission of educating, advancing ideas, creating an intellectual environment, and bettering the lives of others.
Read the entire blog post here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/04/09/public-scholarship-promotion-criteria/
Starting an Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) node gives you the opportunity to bring academics and community leaders together locally and be part of a national network where you can learn, share resources, and work together on the basis of common values. URBAN is building a new and exciting field of collaborative research committed to equity and social justice and you will have the opportunity to support and influence its development.
In advance of submitting an application, prospective nodes will learn about the work of URBAN and its existing nodes. Prospective node leaders work closely with local university and community stakeholders to determine if there is an interest in creating a node, what local challenges there are, and how node members might benefit from a joint research partnership.
Please see the full guidelines and application process.