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Spring 2022 Workshop Series: How to Be an Anti-Racist Researcher

Spring 2022 Workshop Series: How to Be an Anti-Racist Researcher

Critical scholars have long recognized that theory and research methods are deeply entrenched in the production of structural racism and systemic oppression of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC). Institutions of higher education like Mason and related professional organizations (e.g., American Psychological Association) have acknowledged their roles in perpetuating BIPOC harms (e.g., Enslaved Children of Mason Project, Mason Land Acknowledgment) and have called for reparative structural change. Indeed, Mason has committed to Anti-Racist Inclusive Excellence. In support of this new mission, we have created this workshop series to introduce a new way of producing knowledge - new tools - that center an explicitly anti-racist and decolonizing stance, which can allow us to expose, challenge, and potentially repair some of the harms previously committed by and in the name of "research".

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Fall 2021 Public Sociology Conference: Building An Interdisciplinary Community Through Public Sociology

Fall 2021 Public Sociology Conference: Building An Interdisciplinary Community Through Public Sociology

Now more than ever, we need a rebirth in our approaches and relationships to one another, our overarching institutions, and innovations. Public sociologists can help ensure equitable and sustainable approaches to the problems that impact us all at a time when creative and inclusive inter-collaborative resolutions have never been needed more. Interdisciplinarity can guide and inform the task of reimagining and implementing inclusive, data-driven approaches to solving these complex problems. Join the Public Sociology Association's 7th annual Public Sociology conference around Building an Interdisciplinary Community through Public Sociology October 20th-22nd on Zoom!

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Newly-Formed Youth Research Council is Seeking Founding Fellows

Newly-Formed Youth Research Council is Seeking Founding Fellows

The YRC will act as consultants to local and regional organizations, school districts, and governments as they conduct research about youth. We will conduct our own research projects that will have an impact on the lives of youth in Northern Virginia. The Youth Research Council will advise university faculty and students on how to conduct research that speaks to the needs and builds on the strengths of youth. Our work will take an explicitly anti-racist, inclusive stance. Be part of the change you seek! 20-hour commitment, minimum for the academic year (10 hours each semester).

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