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COMMUNITY RESEARCH NETWORK CONFERENCE

Preliminary Agenda

COMMON PROBLEMS, UNCOMMON RESOURCES:  Exploring the Social and Economic Challenges to Community-Based Research

June 16, 17, & 18, 2000   *   Morehouse College  *  Atlanta, Georgia

FAQs Agenda proposals 2000 CRN Report


Thursday, JUNE 15, 2000  (Pre Conference)

 

REGISTRATION            9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Come to Beckwith Hall on the campus of Clark Atlanta University to pick up conference packet, room keys, and pay balance due for any conference fees.

LUNCH    Noon - 1:00PM
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis. 

“STRUGGLES AND VICTORIES OF ATLANTA’S COMMUNITIES”
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  

A bus tour of Atlanta sponsored by Project South.  Bus departs Beckwith Hall on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.  Space is limited…contact Loka to reserve a seat.  

SITE VISIT OF COMMUNITY RESEARCH CENTER     4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Morehouse College Campus,  Meet in front of Kildore Campus Center

In Fall of 1999, Loka partnered with Morehouse College’s Brisbane Institute and Project South to develop a Community Research Center for the southern region of the United States. This center is now up and running. 

DINNER    4:30PM - 6:00PM
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

CAUCUS ON ADVANCING THE COMMUNITY RESEARCH NETWORK (CRN)    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  
Morehouse College, Kilgore Campus Center, Room TBA

This initial discussion will preview the issues that will be tackled during the conference as we decide new directions for the CRN.

RECEPTION            7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Morehouse College, Kilgore Campus Center

Meet conference attendees and hear from our Atlanta hosts.  Come prepared to exchange your hopes and concerns for the conference.      Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.  


FRIDAY, June 16, 2000

 

BREAKFAST         7:30AM - 8:30AM
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

REGISTRATION      8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Come to the Cosby Center on the campus of Spelman College to pick up conference packet, room keys, and pay balance due for any conference fees.

 

CONFERENCE CONVENES            9:00 AM  - 10:00 AM
Spelman College, Cosby Center 

  • West African drum performance

  • Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Introduction of track leaders and topics

 

break out into track GROUPS         10:00 AM – 11:30AM
Spelman College, Cosby Center

Track leaders will facilitate activity on mapping out the weekend--  What are the track’s objectives for the conference?  Why this track and not others?  Does the track need to caucus?

 

LUNCH          Noon – 1:00 PM
Morehouse College Dining Hall  (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

WORKSHOPS- ROUND ONE         1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Spelman College, Cosby Center

TRACK:    Capacity Building for Sustainability in CBR  
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TRACK:    Techniques in CBR (The How-To's)
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  • Room 217:  
    Seeds, Plants, Food:  Developing Community-Based Research and Resources (Katherine Barrett, Carolyn Raffensperger) 
    and 
    Citizen Participation in Research and Environmental Decision Making:  What Can We Learn from Russian Experience? (Maria Tyslachniouk)

  • Room 219:  
    Transferring Technological Skills in Community Research - Options for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) (Michael Barndt) 
    and
     
    Assessment of Community-Level Use of Information Technologies:  Developing Tools for Evaluating Efficacy (Paul M.A. Baker, Andrew Ward)

  • Room 224:  
    New Research Partnerships:  A Dutch Experiment to Increase Community Participation and Commitment (Elise Kamphuis) 
    and
     
    European Experience in Community Research with EASW Methodology (Teresa Rojo)

TRACK:    Race, Class, Gender, and Culture--Challenges to CBR Participation
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  • Room 103:  
    What's Place Got to Do with It? (Annalisa Lewis Raymer)
     
    and 
    Community-based Participatory Research in Multi-cultural Communities:  Implication from the Field (Clarence Spigner, James Kreiger)

  • Room 104:  
    Translating Native Tongues (Theresa Montgomery Okwumabua, Jancie Merriman) 
    and
     
    Successful CBR in Rural Arkansas and Appalachia (Becky Williams, members of Delta Women Achieving Goals and Delta Youth Achieving Goals, George Loveland, members of Just Connections)

TRACK:    Communication--Building Ethical Bridges
TRACK:    Communication--Building Ethical Bridges
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  • Room 329:  
    A Framework
    for Building an Alliance between Affected Populations and the Scientific Community (Julie Smith)
    and 
    Borrowing Ethical Guidelines from Clinical Research:  Can it Help Us Do Better Community Research? (Jessica Henry)

  • Room 28:   
    Apathy to Engagement: Restoring Democracy through Informed Discourse (Shelley Stark) 
    and
     
    Reality Check:  Diverse Communities in the Fight for Welfare Rights (Clarence Spigner, Sharon Prager)

  • Room 29:  
    Partnering for Outreach to Underserved Communities:  Development of Effective Community-Based Research (Daniel Blumenthal, Beverly Taylor, Mary Langley, Elleen Yancey, Ella Trammell) 
    and
      
    Sharing Resources through Partnerships:  Using an Effective Model (Therese Turman and Margie Brown)

 

BREAK            3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

 

DAY WRAP-UP -- BREAK OUT INTO TRACK GROUPS 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Spelman College, Cosby Center

Track members bring back ideas from the day, prepare for Saturday AM report backs.

Room 103: Race, Class, Gender, and Culture -- Challenges to CBR Participation
Room 27: Capacity Building for Sustainability in CBR
Room 104: Techniques in CBR [the how to's]
Room 329: Communication -- Building Ethical Bridges

 

DINNER        5:00 PM        
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

 If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

 

SOCIAL WITH JAZZ AND HORS D'OEUVRES IN Clark Atlanta University ART GALLERY        8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Meet conference attendees and view the new exhibit entitled To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesHors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.


SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2000

BREAKFAST       7:30AM - 8:30AM      
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

SPEAKER         9:00 AM - 9:45 AM             
Bill Jenkins, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention               
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel

 

TRACK REPORT BACKS        9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel

 

BREAK        10:30 AM - 11:00                                                                         Refreshments in Morehouse College Dining Hall

 

WORKSHOPS - ROUND 2        11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Morehouse College, Sale Hall

TRACK:  Capacity Building for Sustainability in CBR

 

TRACK:  Techniques in CBR (the How-To's)

  • Room 5:  
    Striving for Change:  Meeting the Challenges of Community-Based Research (Dan Allman)

  • Room 6:  
    Participatory Practices in Architecture (Bryan Bell) 
    and
     
    Learning from Corporate Partnerships (Douglas Greenwall, Dorothy Herring, Donna Dodd, Nicholas Snider)

  • Room 7:  
    Web-Based Research (Erica Greeley) 
    and
     
    Community-Based Research at the Graduate Level:  Opportunities and Challenges (Katherine Barrett, Carolyn Raffensperger, John Gerber)

  • Room 8:
    Guerilla Warfare: CBR and Universities (Hasan Crocket)
    and
     
    Experiential Learning in Accounting (Fabian Nabangi)

 

TRACK:  Race, Class, Gender, and Culture--Challenges to CBR Participation

  • Room 9:  
    Building Cross-Class Working Relationships - A Structured Dialog (Ernie Smith, Steve Schumacher) 
    and
     
    Reality Check: Challenges and Benefits of Action Research
    (Sharon Prager)

  • Room 10:  
    Who is Out and Who is In?  Gay and Lesbian Themes Regarding Community-Based Participatory Research (Clarence Spigner) 
    and
     
    Gender and Power in Research for Community Based Conservation (Dianne Russell)

  • Room 11: 
    Community Safety Initiative: Youth Violence in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Charles Richman, Willie Pearson, Robert DuRant, Carlous Caple, Michelle Linster Glenn, Jeffery Mullis)

TRACK:  Communication--Building Ethical Bridges

  • Room 12:  
    Community and University/College Readiness (Carol Maloney and Meg Donahue Davis) 
    and
     
    Mutually Beneficial Community/University Partnerships (Rebecca Thomas, Anita Lyndaker) 

  • Room 13:  
    Implementing "Rites of Passage" in a Rural Community:  Opportunities for University/Community Partnerships (Theresa Montgomery Okwumabua, Gladys Mabon, Richard Settles, Mrs. Watson) 

  • Room 14:
    Power Equity for the Underserved: Bring the People to the Table (Mary Jo Aman, Paulette Bangura)

LUNCH        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM       
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

INTERNATIONAL PANEL            2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel

A panel with representatives from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America will present their stories on political and economic empowerment through Community-Based Research/Participatory Action Research. (Due to scheduling problems, this panel was booked concurrently with the workshop. We hope you can make time for this in addition to your other plans.)


  WORKSHOPS - ROUND 3            2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Morehouse College, Sale Hall

TRACK:  Capacity Building for Sustainability in CBR

TRACK:  Techniques in CBR (The How-To's)

  • Room 4:  
    What Do You Really Want, and How Will You Know When You Get It? (Debra Mason) 

  • Room 5:   
    Promoting Participation in Community Research and Planning (Tony Hebert, Virginia Seitz, Jamey Dobbs, Kim Naujock)

  • Room 6:  
    Social Determinants of Health (Donna Higgins, Marilyn Metzler)

TRACK:  Race, Class, Gender, and Culture--Challenges to CBR Participation

TRACK:  Communication--Building Ethical Bridges

  • Room 10:  
    Creating Ethical Communities through Public Making (Tim Campbell) 

  • Room 11:  
    Civic Coach, Community Advocate of Landscape Translator? (Annalisa Lewis Raymer) 
    and
     
    Trust and Distrust:  Who Speaks for the Community? (Clarence Spigner, Carol Allen)

  • Room 12:  
    Bayview Citizens for Social Justice: A Rural Community's Struggle and Empowerment (Teresa Konechne, Nakita Coles, Alice Coles, Maurice Cox)

 

BREAK        4:00 PM - 4:30 PM       
Refreshments in Morehouse College Dining Hall

 

DAY WRAP-UP -- BREAK OUT INTO TRACK GROUPS    4:30 PM - 6:00PM
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel

Track members bring back ideas from the day, prepare for Sunday AM report backs.

 

DINNER        4:30 PM - 6:00PM         
Morehouse College Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AT PROJECT SOUTH  4:00PM - 7PM 
African dancers, DJ, food, drinks, and dancing.          
See registration/information table for driving directions

 

PARTY WITH LIVE MUSIC        8:00 PM - Midnight

Eat, drink, and be merry under the stars on Clark Atlanta's promenade.


SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2000

 

BREAKFAST 7:30AM - 8:30AM                                                                    
Morehouse Dining Hall (meal tickets are necessary)                     

If you haven't ordered meal tickets, see registration/information table. Extra tickets might be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS IN CBR 8:30AM - 9:30AM      
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel

Hear about new innovative CBR endeavors from across the US and around the world.

COMMUNITY RESEARCH NETWORK DEVELOPMENT  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel

In this plenary session we will take proposals and recommendations to direct the work of the Community Research Network for the upcoming year.  We will discuss a strategy for a national campaign to promote Community Based Research.  Please watch the conference website and the CRN Listserv for specific proposals.

 

WRAP UP SPEAKER AND PARTING THOUGHTS  11:30 AM - 12:30PM
Morehouse College, Sale Hall Chapel                                          
LARRY WILSON, APPALACHIAN FOCUS

 


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