Engaging Contradictions Workshop Series


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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"Engaging Contradictions" is a workshop series focued on issues of pertinence to community engaged scholars and the role of the University in the current political climate. The core of this series is the first-hand experience of individuals, organizations, and movements. We are working to create awareness, share knowledge and tools, and strengthen this community.

under the radar: research and technology in an age of surveilLance

LOCATION  117 Dwinelle Hall, inside the Academic Innovation Studio
DATE         March 21, 2017
TIME         4:00 - 7:00 pm

Free, open to the public.

RSVP online.

A workshop featuring:

  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • The American Civil Liberties Union

Surveillance presents challenges to researchers, particularly those engaged with organizations, social movements and targeted communities. Yet community-engaged research is as important as ever. How should researchers and community partners (people, movements, organizations) navigate these challenges? What legal, practical, and theoretical tools are useful? This workshop is broken up into three complementary sessions. Attend them all or just one or two. The first session (4-4:50pm) will cover digital security and policy: what has happened, what may happen, and what the organizations on the front lines are doing to protect academics; during the second session (5-5:50pm) attendees will review real life surveillance cases by academics and social movements and the tactics they used to protect themselves, and finally during the third session (6-6:50pm) attendees will learn hands on tools for protecting themselves, their subjects, and their data. Bring your computer. Dinner will be provided.

Sponsored by:  

  • Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society

  • UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly

  • American Cultures Center

  • Public Service Center The Electronic

  • Frontier Foundation & The American Civil Liberties Union

  • Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

  • Center for Technology, Society and Policy

  • UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity



LOCATION  470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
DATE         February 23, 2017
TIME         4pm - 7pm


Free, open to the public.
RSVP online.

A workshop featuring:

  • Miho Kim, former Executive Director at DataCenter

  • Lailan Huen, Oakland-based community organizer

  • Claudia Reyes, Mujeres Unidas y Activas

How can research be part of the voice and power of marginalized communities? What are examples of this and what principles and practices bring this vision to life? This workshop will use interactive formats and practical examples from the experiences of three leading practitioners. All three have been deeply engaged in developing and applying a Research Justice framework, based on values of self-determination for marginalized communities. The workshop will cover principles and strategies for Research Justice, first-hand accounts of communities using this approach, and ample time for discussion and application of the framework to participants’ own work. Some of the projects that will be discussed were featured in the recent book, Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change, edited by Andrew Jolivétte. Download the flyer

Sponsored by: The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society The American Cultures Center The UC Berkeley Public Service Center


Part of the Spring 2017 Workshop Series ENGAGING CONTRADICTIONS: Research, Action, and Justice

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Research Resistance; A Hackathon for the Future
  • The Role of the University in Transformative Change