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Building Community Power into Decisionmaking: Community Engaged Methods in Research, Policy, and Practice

Hosting Organization: 
Urban Institute
Thursday, January 14, 2021
12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Virtual Event
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Join the Urban Institute for a discussion about how community engaged methods (CEM) can amplify the power of people with lived experience in rigorous, high-quality research. The pandemic, recession, and racial justice movement have highlighted the importance of prioritizing the voices and participation of those with lived experience in work intended to help those people and communities. CEM are one set of tools to limit further harm, to develop more effective programs, policies, and systemic changes, and to further invest in communities who have been marginalized throughout history. Whether we call it civic engagement, human-centered design, or community-based participatory research, CEM seek to shift decisionmaking power, respond to histories of harm, and prioritize sustainable interventions.

  • Elsa Falkenburger, Chair, Community Engaged Methods Group, Urban Institute
  • Gary B. Hill, President and Executive Director, Exodus Treatment Center
  • Aisha Nyandoro, Chief Executive Officer, Springboard To Opportunities
  • Kimberlyn Leary, Senior Vice President, Urban Institute (moderator)
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