Academic Accomplices: Practical Strategies for Research Justice


  • We cordially invite y'all to participate in our one-day workshop at DIS 2019 on Sun June 23:
    Academic Accomplices: Practical Strategies for Research Justice.

This workshop is meant to build on ongoing conversations about justice, research, and technology design by exploring opportunities to lend our resources, access, and power as academics to better support the justice work of our community collaborators. By practicing different forms of academic solidarity- by being accomplices [2]- we hope to develop better strategies for more just and equitable community/researcher relationships, and ultimately leverage our professional positions and practices to challenge inequity and oppression in the service of liberation and freedom for all [3, 4, 8].

All the workshop organizers have experience with community-based research with various vulnerable and/or underrepresented communities and are committed to better developing strategies and practices for more just and equitable community/researcher relationships, to lend our resources, access, and power to support the justice work of our community collaborators. The workshop is open to researchers, scholars, and practitioners of all backgrounds and levels of experience, though we especially encourage participation from underrepresented populations, e.g. junior/early-career academics, BIPOC scholars, etc.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please complete our questionnaire by May 6.

For more details for our workshop, please read our full proposal.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to accommodate.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

Warmly,
Mariam, Lynn, Sasha, Sheena, and Christina