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Key Takeaways from the Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference

April 15, 2019
Three Wilder Research staff share their takeaways on intersectionality and culturally responsive evaluation after a national conference.

5 Things to Watch for in Minnesota’s 2019 Legislative Session

January 14, 2019 by Dominic McQuerry
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 marked the beginning of a new state legislative session. Since Minnesota runs on a two-year budget cycle, our state government is constitutionally required to pass a balanced… Read more »

Using a Framework for Community-Engaged Research

December 14, 2018 by Melanie Ferris
In this post, Melanie Ferris describes how using a framework can help your organization be intentional and transparent in how you work with community.

How Meetings and Gatherings Benefit From the Shared Human Experience

December 13, 2018
Who we are and how we see the world is heavily influenced by our lived experience, which ultimately gets expressed in a wide range of individual perspectives and worldviews. Nonetheless, there is… Read more »

What Can We Do Together That We Can’t Do Alone?

November 8, 2018
The diversity of our communities and our organizations means that almost any time we come together, we do so across difference. That's where this research and practice-based collaboration resource… Read more »

Talking Terms: When Community Engagement and Research Intersect

October 31, 2018 by Amanda Hane
Researcher Amanda Hane explores how developing a clear understanding of these terms can help your organization be more intentional about why and how you engage communities.

Reimagining Knowledge, Power and Experience for Community-Driven Change

October 18, 2018 by Jouapag Lee
At some point, many of us have heard the phrase, “knowledge is power,” but how many of us have actually taken that phrase literally? For many years, my understanding of knowledge was based on a '… Read more »

Reducing Pregnancy and Birth Risks for African Americans with Integrated Community Care

August 2, 2018 by Sameerah Bilal-Roby
Pregnancies and birth outcomes among African Americans nationally and within Minnesota are disparate when compared to expecting White mothers and babies.  Both the infant mortality rate and the… Read more »
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