This workshop will introduce participants to Participatory Action Research (PAR) as an approach to research and inquiry that enables communities to examine and address consequential societal problems. By bringing together community members and academics to investigate real world problems, PAR seeks to transform unequal power dynamics between marginalized communities and those traditionally considered ‘expert’ researchers. This workshop will touch on theoretical and practical considerations for co-creation with community partners, and participants will hear directly from students and resident researchers involved in an ongoing PAR project. Please RSVP to Allegra Williams at Allegraw@mit.edu.
Here is the full list of workshops being offered this Fall through the PKG series, of which this workshop is a part: http://studentlife.mit.edu/pkgcenter/student-programs/get-good-stuff-done