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2003 CRN 6th Annual Conference


"Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change"
OCTOBER 16-19, 2003

The Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, Minnesota

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The annual Community Research Network conference, sponsored by the Loka Institute, was held from October 16 -19, 2003 at The Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, Minnesota. Our theme was "Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change." There were incredible community based performances, art, music and site visits. There will be information about how to obtain the conference report and related follow-up activities posted on the Conference page in early 2004. To get the latest information about reports and updates, join the CRN mailing list. Information about joining the list is on the CRN List Page.

Join others involved in the Community Based Research movement to share diverse ways of discovering and exposing truths to promote democratic decision-making processes, self-empowerment, and realization of community objectives. Our goal is for all participants to leave the conference with concrete strategies for contributing to this movement. For information on future conferences and events related to Community Based Research join the CRN list-serve.

The list of files listed below are the conference report, research papers, and media from the conference. The report and papers are presented in PDF files, which can be opened with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is a free program available for most computer platforms. Use the link below to download the program. Right-click the file names to download and save to your computer.

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Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change
Community Research Network 2003 Conference Newsletter
(The report has been updated to keep contact information as current as possible. Check back to see when the most recent draft has been posted. February 5, 2004)

Perspectives of NGOs, universities, researchers and students on co-operation through science shops
Associate Professor and Co-ordinator, Michael Søgaard Jørgensen

Learning with communities: An experience of poor community women monitoring all the anti-poverty programs of their municipality, Tom Thomas and Karuna Sridharan

Pan Asian Youth and Sexuality: The Attitudes and Community Strategies, Ange Hwang, Tanya Zhu, Chong Khang, Yer Khang and Phuo Kang 

pathways to a just and sustainable society
By Philip J Tattersall
Soil Tech Research


Financial support for the Community Research Network Annual Conference has been generously provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.



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