Social Justice Speaker Series
CCRLA is pleased to announce our 2013-2014 Social Justice Speaker Series!
CCRLA’s Social Justice Speaker Series and Community Workshops provide opportunities for community members, students, and faculty members to connect, share ideas, and develop new skills. This year’s Speaker Series theme is “What is knowledge?” and is a joint event series with the colloquium of the Laurier Community Psychology Program. Join us for a number of exciting upcoming events which explore how knowledge is conceptualized, created, and shared.
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January 8th, 2014- A new politics of knowledge production? Alcohol research, uncertainty, and social critique
constructionist viewpoints have offered a powerful perspective from which to
critique the authority of science: by treating scientific knowledge production as
human activity like any other, these perspectives offered starting points for
examining the social actors, institutions, and interests shaping the process by
which facts come to be held as true. Join Dr. Nicole Nelson in an exploration
of how scientists’ visions of entities such as alcoholism and of the knowledge
production process are changing, resulting in new narratives that seem to
deflect traditional constructionists critiques by incorporating uncertainty
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Nelson, Department of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin
September 24th, 2013- Hodinohson:ni knowledge and wisdom
Join speaker Rick Hill to learn about the scope of Hodinohson:ni (People of the Longhouse) knowledge and how it is acquired, validated, and expressed in Hodinohson:ni culture. This talk will cover how such knowledge then shapes the Hodinohson:ni worldview and infuses language, ceremonies, stories, arts, and becomes a part of everyday activities. Rick will also discuss how this infusion in turn provides a manifestation of the knowledge and wisdom for the next generation.
Speaker: Rick Hill is coordinator of Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic, Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River.
September 30th, 2013- The productive paradoxes of interdisciplinary collaboration
Dr. McMurty is the keynote speaker for the Laurier Interdisciplinary Conference: Promoting health and well-being through interdisciplinary collaboration: Moving jointly toward shared goals, which is co-sponsored by CCRLA. Dr. McMurty will discuss interdisciplinary thinking, theoretical frameworks and the conditions that support collaboration, as well as the productive paradoxes that drive interdisciplinarity: diversity/unity, autonomy/connection, individuals/collectives, knowers/known and so forth.
Please visit http://bit.ly/1a2pt3H for further information about the Laurier Interdisciplinary conference.
Location: WLU Science Atrium
Speaker: Angus McMurty, Department of Education, University of Ottawa
October 22nd, 2013- Getting value from evaluation: The case of the
inREACH gang prevention project
In this talk, members of the inREACH gang prevention project share their unique insights gained from the success of the project. Believing that stories give life to data, the speakers will share their stories of the importance of rooting evaluations in the lives of people most affected by them. They will also explore the challenges of gaining valuable knowledge from evaluations, such as the common confusion between evaluation and accountability.
Speakers: Christiane Sadeler, Rohan Thompson (Crime Prevention Council), Shanna Braden (Lutherwood), Mark Pancer (Wilfrid Laurier University).
November 12th, 2013- “Every word was about us”: The role of community knowledge in assessing the health and well-being of trans people in Ontario
Community-based research (CBR) holds considerable promise for collecting new kinds of evidence related to health inequities. In some instances, CBR initiatives transcend traditional partnership arrangements in favour of power sharing and an approach to research that is deeply embedded in community knowledge. Trans PULSE is one such CBR project, where power sharing and community knowledge came together in an innovative way and is helping to shift the policy landscape for trans people in Ontario.
6:30-8:30pm (6:00-8:00pm **Please note time change from Series Flyer) Location: CCRLA
Speaker: Dr. Robb Travers, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University