If you plan to attend the one-day workshop, purchase your ticket while registering for the SSSP Annual Meeting. If you have already registered and would like to purchase a ticket, contact the IT Specialist directly.

Community-Based Participatory Action Research (limit 50)

Monday, August 8
8:45am–4:30pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Omni Los Angeles Hotal at California Plaza
Room: Museum A
Registration Fee: $75 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. CBPAR empowers communities to tackle social problems and find solutions that are tailored to their self-identified needs as co-equal partners in the research process. 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. We will also consider the shifts and adjustments that are required in the context of shocks and disruptions like the recent pandemic. The workshop will be collaboratively delivered by Drs. Jessica Lucero, Sarah Stanlick and Felicia Sullivan. 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.

Professional Development for Early Career Scholars - CANCELLED

The Environment and Technology Division plans to offer this workshop at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Additional information will be forthcoming.