2003 Community Research Network 6th
Call for Proposals
"Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change"
OCTOBER 16-19, 2003
The Audubon Center of the North Woods
Due September 2, 2003
The Community Research Network (CRN) conference, sponsored by the Loka Institute works for social change through Community Based Research by acknowledging, honoring, accepting and following the voices of all stakeholders, including those historically oppressed.
We welcome proposals about participatory based projects, from community members/organizations, artists, academics and
activists, that are in the forms of presentations, performances, readings, and
screenings. We are looking for presentations that include multiple voices involved in the project, and educate all conference participants about processes of and strategies for social change.
Proposals should relate community-based research to the following themes identified by the CRN Planning Committee, or a different theme you identify in your proposal:
- Children and Families
- Community Development
- Democratic Research and Technology Policies
- Academic Institutions and Social Change
Join others involved in the Community Based Research
movement to share diverse ways of discovering and exposing truths to promote
democratic decision-making processes, self-empowerment, and realization of
community objectives. Our goal is
for all participants to leave the conference with concrete strategies for
contributing to this movement.
NOTE: Preference will be given to proposals in
presenters represent multiple voices of the project
presenters attend entire conference
presentations encourage interaction among attendees
The 2003 Conference was a success, due primarily
to the willingness of the attendees to take part in the participatory approach
to the presentations. Check back to this web site for reports about the
conference as they are posted.
PROPOSAL APPLICATION (proposal acceptance notification by Sept.12)
(Fill out the form below, click the submit button, and your proposal will be
To request more information or assistance,
The Loka Institute
c/o Rachel Maldonado
PO BOX 6847
Austin, TX 78762
The Loka Institute is grateful for financial support from the
Annie E. Casey Foundation for this conference.