URBAN ­ Community-based scholars meeting at AERA 2013

Announcing Re-launch of URBAN – Community-based scholars meeting at AERA
Monday, April 29, 2:45-4:15pm Grand Hyatt Grand Ballroom East
Dear colleagues,
A group of scholars and activists, with the support of SAGE Publications, have been working this past year to create URBAN, a diverse network of activist scholars who are working with community groups. The main purpose of the network is to contribute to the advancement of this kind of engaged scholarship within our universities, as well as fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research. For education researchers, URBAN offers a chance for us to connect to each other as well as across disciplinary and policy boundaries to activist scholars working in community organizing and development, public health, urban and environmental planning, housing and economic development, and other areas.
We held an informational meeting last year at AERA and now we are ready to hold an organizational meeting. This will be a chance to meet and connect with like-minded colleagues and plan concrete activities that the AERA URBAN node can do in the coming year.
The meeting will be held on Monday, April 29, 2:45-4:15pm Grand Hyatt Grand Ballroom East.
So far, the network has local nodes in Boston, Los Angeles, NYC, with an emerging node in Northern California, and national nodes emerging among sociologists, community planners, and critical psychologists. More information about URBAN is available at: http://web.mit.edu/colab/work-project-urban.html
To sign up for the AERA URBAN email list: please email: urban-info@mit.edu
Please see below for several other URBAN events sponsored at the AERA meeting.
We hope to see you there.
Best regards,
AERA URBAN planning team:
Mark Warren, University of Massachusetts Boston
John Rogers, UCLA
Leigh Patel, Boston College
Shawn Ginwright, San Francisco State University
Timothy Eatman, Syracuse University
Diane Torres-Velásquez, University of New Mexico
Michael Berardino, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ron Glass, UC Santa Cruz
Michelle Renee, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Jerusha Conner, Villanova University
Ben Kirshner, UC Boulder
Michael Evans, Miami University
Ann Ishimaru, University of Washington
URBAN Sponsored events at AERA
·         Special off-site event
The Frontlines of (In)Justice: Organizing and Activism for Effective School Discipline Policies, Youth Leadership, and More Justice, featuring a panel of local community, youth and educational activists, Sunday, April 28th 3-6:30pm off-site at Mission High School, 3750 18th St., San Francisco, co-sponsored with the Community and Youth Organizing Special Interest Group. Free – public transportation recommended.
·         Pre-AERA, off-site event:
“Decolonizing Knowledge: Towards a Critical Research Justice Praxis,” featuring Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor Maori at the University of Waikato and Dr. Michelle Fine, Professor at CUNY and Public Science Project, April 26th 6-8:30pm, First Congregational Church in Oakland, CA, tickets $15, register on the AERA meeting registration page. Co-sponsored with the DataCenter.
·         Regular AERA symposium session
“Ethical Issues in Equity-Oriented Collaborative Research with Low-Income Communities and Vulnerable Populations,” AERA symposium session organized by Ron Glass. Wednesday, May 1st 12:25pm-1:55pm, Hilton Union Square / Tower 3 Taylor

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