SSSP is pleased to offer two one-day workshops at this year's annual meeting.

Community-Based Participatory Action Research (limit 50)

Photo taken at the 2018 CBPAR Workshop

Monday, August 12
9:00am–4:30pm
Location: Roosevelt Hotel
Room: Vanderbilt Suite, 2nd floor Conference Level
Registration Fee: $50 for employed registrants or $25 for unemployed/activist/student registrants 

The Community Research and Development Division is hosting an interactive workshop for researchers who use or are interested in community-based participatory action research.  The workshop will (1) offer a foundational orientation to the purpose and process of CBPAR; and (2) provide a context within which CBPAR scholars, both new and old, can learn from each other and build a stronger network.  This one-day workshop will be divided into two sections. In the morning, Section I will cover the following topics: (1) What is CBPAR and Why Do It?; (2) Capacity Building and Community Partnerships; and (3) CBPAR Methodology – Balancing Methodological Rigor with Community Need.  In the afternoon, Section II will cover the following topics: (1) Data Dissemination: To Whom, How, and Where; (2) Publishing and Funding: Challenges and Opportunities; and (3) Maintaining Partnerships and Building Steam.  The workshop will be collaboratively delivered by Drs. Charlotte Ryan, Felicia Sullivan, and Jessica Lucero.  The workshop will be interactive in nature and provide opportunities for attendees to discuss their CBPAR research ideas and receive feedback.  For researchers with prior training and/or experience, there will be a breakout session provided to discuss their work and concerns.  Workshop fee includes morning coffee.

Morning Session, 9:00am
12:00pm

1.   Introduction: What is CBPAR and Why Do It?

2.   Capacity Building and Community Partnerships

3.   CBPAR Methodology – Balancing Methodological Rigor with Community Need

 
Lunch: 12:00pm–1:30pm (not provided)

 
Afternoon Session, 1:30pm4:30pm

1.   Data Dissemination: To Whom, How, and Where

2.   Publishing and Funding: Challenges and Opportunities

3.   Maintaining Partnerships and Building Steam

Institutional Ethnography (limit 50)

Photo taken at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Monday, August 12
9:30am–3:30pm
Location: Roosevelt Hotel
Room: Hudson Suite, Mezzanine Level
Registration Fee: $75 for employed registrants or $50 for unemployed/activist/student registrants 

The Institutional Ethnography Division is hosting an interactive workshop for all people who use or are interested in deepening their engagement with the alternative sociology, institutional ethnography (IE). This year, as a commitment to IE’s roots in feminist and community organizing, the workshop offers structured opportunities to engage applications of IE by activists and community organizers, as well as academics. Praxis International, founded by the late Dr. Ellen Pence, will open this year’s workshop to discuss the vision and impact of Institutional Analysis (IA). The IA is a practical process of analyzing institutions that develops an agenda for change to guide the reform of institutional processes that don’t work well for the people they’re intended to serve. Applied initially, and extensively, to the criminal case processing of domestic violence, IA is increasingly sought by activists for systems change in the areas of child protection and welfare, criminal case processing of sexual assault, reduction of disparity of impact and outcomes for marginalized populations, and more. This opening plenary will provide an opportunity to learn about IA’s roots in IE, its evolution as a tool for activists and practitioners to come together to identify and change problematic institutional practices, and successes and challenges in several recent IA projects seeking to make change in local communities.

The tentative schedule for the day will be as follows: 

9:30am-10:45am Minute Talk and Q&A with Praxis International on Using Institutional Analysis to Organize for Systems Change 

10:45am Break 

11:00am-12:30pm Interactive Work with Participants following a world cafe format and focusing on practical and methodological issues people experience. Conversations will be facilitated by activist, community organizing and academic experts 

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (not provided) 

1:30pm-3:30pm Fishbowl Presentation/Conversation with people who do/use IE in diverse ways (i.e., community organizers, activists and academics who are using this sociological approach in diverse settings, with diverse participants and to do a range of different things).