Leading with Race: Research Equity in Washington County

Lunch Box Learning Session
Thursday, June 20, 2019

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This Lunch Box Learning Session presents research finding and calls to action by communities of color living in Washington County described in the Coalition of Communities of Color’s (CCC) Leading with Race report. Racism is the underlying condition of our lived experiences. However, mainstream research practices into how racism impacts and marginalizes communities and how to achieve equity are often exploitative and unjust. Leading with Race will present a vision and implementation of research justice in Washington County that is based on the premise that research practices intended to produce knowledge of lived experiences of communities of color should be just and equitable to achieve the racial equity we seek in the region.

Speaker: Swetha Moorthy, Coalition of Communities of Color

Shweta Moorthy joined the Coalition of Communities of Color in March 2016 after a stint as faculty at Northern Illinois University where she conducted research on forced migration. Being an immigrant woman of color, Shweta uses a transnational lens to understand and participate in ‘local’ social justice spaces and brings her expertise in empirical research to those conversations. Shweta earned her Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

This event is sponsored by PGE Foundation


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