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Thursday, November 17 • 4:20pm - 5:30pm
Community-driven Activism & Leadership in a Neoliberal Era: Research on and with Detroit Educational Organizers

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Papers in this symposium draw upon emerging findings from the first year of an in-depth, multiple case study that incorporates ethnographic and participatory action research methods to examine how a community-based, urban educational organization engages over 200 adult and youth organizers in activism to promote equity-oriented reform in Detroit’s highly contested, market-oriented educational arena. Data guides our understanding of organizers’ reform efforts in formal, informal, and even virtual spaces to challenge oppressive neoliberal educational contexts. Participants: “What Other Way Could I Have Gone?”: Parents Use Community Cultural Wealth to Lift Leadership from the Ground Up Kimberly Charis Ransom, University of Michigan Lifelines to Authenticity: The Role of Insider Narratives and Experience in Participatory Action Research and Community-Driven Leadership Dana G. Nickson, N/A; Dawn Wilson-Clark, N/A How Social Media Enables Education Activists in Detroit To Counter Deficit-Based Discourse: A Community Cultural Wealth Analysis Erika Reese, University of Michigan Facilitator: Camille M. Wilson, University of Michigan


Thursday November 17, 2016 4:20pm - 5:30pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Brule B

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