On May 30, Santa Cruz Commons invites people to replace slogans with stories grounded in their own experiences.
Weird and Scary Stories We Tell Ourselves About the Community: From Watsonville to Santa Cruz
Karen Delaney, Lynn Robinson, and Martin Garcia will begin by telling their own stories about Santa Cruz and Watsonville: north and south, rich and poor, weird and ordinary, scary and commonplace. Finally, everyone will be invited to tell stories about times when a community worked for them. Join them on Thursday May 30th from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County in Aptos. (6401 Freedom Boulevard, Aptos, CA: 1.3 miles away from the Highway 1 Freedom Blvd exit, on the right hand side of the street if you are coming from the freeway.)
The 2013 Sierra Water Work Group Summit, sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, the California State Bar, Inyo-Mono IRWMP and in partnership with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy will take place at Kings Beach, CA. The Summit will focus on three broad topics: integrated regional water management, policy and legal issues surrounding water and watershed management, and engaging and serving disadvantaged communities and Native American tribes.
This three-day event is an occasion to raise the profile of the Sierra, discuss issues specific to disadvantaged communities, inform stakeholders of state and federal water policy issues, and share accomplishments, challenges, and resources among Regional Water Management Groups throughout the Sierra Nevada. This year's Summit will feature speakers and panelists from IRWM Groups, lawyers, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and public officials. The Summit will bring together IRWM stakeholders from all over the Range of Light and will feature informational workshops, great food, networking and interactive discussions.
* Coordinate efforts of IRWM's across the region;
* Engage DAC and Tribal Stakeholders;
* Increase knowledge of policy and legal issues surrounding water management
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The University of California's Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC) seeks contributions for an upcoming Casebook. CCREC is a University of California multi-campus research initiative that links university researchers, community-based organizations, and policy-makers in collaborative projects to address the state's interconnected crises in the economy, education, employment, environment, health, housing, and nutrition.
The Casebook will highlight the unique ethical dilemmas that arise in collaborative, community-based research, using mini-case studies and vignettes to illustrate core ethical principles, and to invite readers to engage with the most vexing ethical conundrums collaborative researchers face. The Casebook will:
Help researchers identify and navigate ethical tensions they face;
Serve as a training guide for new scholars, community leaders, and policy makers; and
Inform policy discussions about research ethics and possible IRB revisions.
To inform its analysis, CCREC is seeking contributors to share the ethical dilemmas that they have faced in their work. CCREC staff will incorporate these dilemmas into mini-cases and vignettes that will be discussed across topically organized chapters, and all contributors will be acknowledged in the appropriate places. CCREC staff will write the Casebook and will solicit your feedback on the parts that draw upon your work. CCREC is especially interested in ethical issues surrounding the following research practices: obtaining informed consent; protecting conﬁdentiality and anonymity; navigating power dynamics (particularly regarding race, class, gender, and language); framing research questions; data interpretation and ownership; publishing and disseminating research ﬁndings; and participating in policy debates or political struggles.
Be grounded in ﬁeldwork that illustrates the complex ethical dilemmas that collaborative, community-based researchers and/or community partners face; and
Be focused on one or more of CCREC's focal areas: the economy, education, employment, the environment, health, housing, and nutrition.
Submit a brief (two page max.) summary of your project that describes the context of the work and the ethical issues it raises AND/OR request to be interviewed by a CCREC staff member in lieu of writing a summary.
Submission/interview request deadline is July 1, 2013, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Anne Newman (email@example.com) for more information. Click here to download a flyer of this announcement for distribution.