Circuits of Dispossession and Resistance: Participatory Inquiry in the Classroom and on the Streets
Date: 9:30am - 11:30am PDT June 2, 2012 Location: Self Enhancement, Inc., 3920 North Kerby Avenue
Self Enhancement, Inc., 3920 North Kerby Avenue
Education and counseling professionals as well as community members are invited to join us for a FREE workshop with graduate school commencement speaker Michelle Fine, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women’s Studies and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Dr. Fine is a researcher who works on social justice projects with youth, women and men in prison, educators and social movements on the ground. She has authored many books and articles on high school push outs, adolescent sexuality, the impact of college in prison, the struggles and brilliance of the children of incarcerated adults, and the wisdom of Muslim American youth. Her recent publications include Charter Schools and the Corporate Make Over of Public Education. (Fabricant, M. and Fine, M., 2012) New York: Teachers College Press.
A pioneer in the field of youth Participatory Action Research, and a founding faculty member of the Public Science Project, Dr. Fine has been involved with a series of participatory studies and an expert witness in a number of racial justice lawsuits, studying and testifying about circuits of dispossession, and circuits of critical resistance.
Participatory Action Research (PAR) provides a critical framework for making science – systematic inquiry and analysis – a public enterprise. Allied with feminist, critical race, and indigenous theory, PAR is an approach to research that values the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences.
PAR positions those most intimately impacted by research as leaders in shaping research questions, framing interpretations, and designing meaningful research products and actions.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP below.
This event is co-sponsored by Self Enhancement, Inc. and the Portland African American Leadership Forum.