UTAH Youth Researchers to Present at National URBAN Event

October 23, 12:00pm-1:00pm MT: Community based research navigating the turbulent time and places of political and biological pandemics


On October 23, members of the Youth Voices collaborative in Salt Lake CIty will be presenting at the URBAN network’s virtual event: “Community based research navigating the turbulent time and places of political and biological pandemics” Along with URBAN UT co-chair Ana Antunes, the youth will share how their research collective has been impacted by COVID-19. Other presenters include:

  • The Survivors Justice Research Collaborative from NYC
  • We Belong: UCSC & Community Action Board Partnership
  • The Honors Living Learning Community at Rutgers-Newark

This event is the first of a series of virtual events from UC Santa Cruz, in which scholars from the URBAN network will be sharing how their community-university collaborations are evolving during this moment in history.


MORE INFO FROM THE WEBSITE: https://transform.ucsc.edu/all-in-events/

We know that the turbulence of our time and places can only be navigated safely when we are ‘all-in’ ‘all-together’ to find creative ways to deploy our resources, resist the ongoing assaults on vulnerable communities, and renew our bonds of connection that sustain us. We invite our growing network(s) of scholars, organizers, community leaders, funders, and students to join a series of virtual events that will provide time/space to deepen our conversations and support one another in our work to strengthen community and university responses to COVID and to racial justice movements.

The October 23rd event is a “flipped” style gathering, and registrants are asked to asynchronously view the short video ‘case’ presentations and provide input to the gathering hosts in advance so that our synchronous time together is maximized for fruitful dialogue and engagement for all participants. Subsequent virtual events will enable in-depth explorations of each of the initial ‘cases’ as well as other topics and cases.

We launch our series with an initial set of ‘cases’ meant to help us understand how community-university collaborations are evolving, what community partners need from universities in these times/spaces, what role research can play in the current struggles, what barriers partnerships are facing and what successes have they discovered.

We will explore a collaboration led by formerly incarcerated women, a partnership documenting the impacts of COVID on educational opportunity, a model for integrating university students in strategic research around the sense of connection and belonging of immigrants, and a higher education living/learning community designed for impactful partnerships.