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2003 Community Research Network 6th Annual Conference:
Call for Proposals

"Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change"

OCTOBER 16-19, 2003

The Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, Minnesota

Proposal form

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
  • Other

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 which:

  • 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 filed electronically.)

Name of Lead Contact:

Names and positions/duties of other Presenters:

Organization, if relevant:

Name of the community involved:

Project Description: (50 word maximum)

Please describe the presentation, performance, reading, or screening you would like to offer and the time needed for presentation: (50 word maximum)

Additional needs for presentation: (equipment, etc.)

Contact Info for lead contact person: Address:

 Phone #

fax #



To request more information or assistance, contact:
The Loka Institute
c/o Rachel Maldonado
PO BOX 6847 
Austin, TX 78762 
512.268.5583 (fax)

The Loka Institute is grateful for financial support from the
Annie E. Casey Foundation for this conference.

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