WHAT: Chris Dixon will be asking how can we conduct relevant and responsible research with social movements we care about? This workshop will create a collective space to explore practical answers to this question. Drawing on experiences with activist research involving in-depth interviews and long-term participation, this workshop will dig into real-world dilemmas around accountability and academic expectations. It will also offer take-away tools for crafting research questions and practices, maintaining humility and humor, setting goals beyond credentialing requirements, and making research processes useful for activists.
This event is made possible with the support of CFRC 101.9FM, the Germinations Collective and OPIRG Kingston.
WHO: Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist
organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. He serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti. Dixon lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Territory, where he is involved in anti-poverty organizing. His new book is Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements, published by University of California Press.
Find him at writingwithmovements.com.
WHERE: The John Deutsch University Centre 240 in the Sutherland Room, Kingston Ontario
WHEN: Monday, February 23rd at 2:00pm – 4:00pm
[The image is a poster for the event. The background is a faded picture of a grey house (This building is the office of Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and OPIRG Kingston). There is a sign on the front lawn that reads ‘Welcome to Ontario Public OPIRG Interest Research Group Come In!’. The text is in the centre of the poster and is black. It reads ‘Relevant Responsible & Radical A workshop on Conducting Social Movement Research’]