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From Margin to Centre to Margin Once More – Against an “Inclusion Model” of PAR

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Is "inclusion" enough to achieve liberation? Based on the experiences of engaging in a collaborative research study in Waterloo Region, Ontario, designed to assess the vulnerability of people experiencing homelessness to global climate change, this paper will discuss the challenges encountered when using an "inclusion model" to engage in the Action of Participatory Action Research.

The research study in question was a three-phase project that brought together university-based researchers, Region of Waterloo staff, social service workers, and people with lived experience of homelessness. In Phase I of the research, 48 people with lived experience of absolute homelessness were interviewed about their experience of extreme weather event and how they deal with those situations. The interviews were conducted by two university-based researchers and two peer researchers with lived experience. Following this, existing climate data and models were reviewed in Phase II and expected climate changes within Waterloo Region were identified. Phase III was guided by a community reference group consisting of key stakeholders and included the development and dissemination of a community report and a full day planning workshop with a variety of community members, content experts, and decision-makers.

While Participatory Action Research has been touted as one of the most inclusive forms of research aimed at improving social conditions, this project saw high attrition rates for stakeholders with lived experience of homelessness, and by the end of the project, almost all action strategies developed to address the issue in question were virtually inaccessible to those without the social power to enact top-down change. Due to these experiences, this paper cautions researchers against merely "including" marginalized voices in PAR, and emphasizes the need to "centre" these voices instead.
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Klein, Kate. "From Margin to Centre to Margin Once More – Against an “Inclusion Model” of PAR" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCRA Biennial Meeting, Roosevelt University/Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL, <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p498039_index.html>

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Klein, K. "From Margin to Centre to Margin Once More – Against an “Inclusion Model” of PAR" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCRA Biennial Meeting, Roosevelt University/Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p498039_index.html

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Abstract: Is "inclusion" enough to achieve liberation? Based on the experiences of engaging in a collaborative research study in Waterloo Region, Ontario, designed to assess the vulnerability of people experiencing homelessness to global climate change, this paper will discuss the challenges encountered when using an "inclusion model" to engage in the Action of Participatory Action Research.

The research study in question was a three-phase project that brought together university-based researchers, Region of Waterloo staff, social service workers, and people with lived experience of homelessness. In Phase I of the research, 48 people with lived experience of absolute homelessness were interviewed about their experience of extreme weather event and how they deal with those situations. The interviews were conducted by two university-based researchers and two peer researchers with lived experience. Following this, existing climate data and models were reviewed in Phase II and expected climate changes within Waterloo Region were identified. Phase III was guided by a community reference group consisting of key stakeholders and included the development and dissemination of a community report and a full day planning workshop with a variety of community members, content experts, and decision-makers.

While Participatory Action Research has been touted as one of the most inclusive forms of research aimed at improving social conditions, this project saw high attrition rates for stakeholders with lived experience of homelessness, and by the end of the project, almost all action strategies developed to address the issue in question were virtually inaccessible to those without the social power to enact top-down change. Due to these experiences, this paper cautions researchers against merely "including" marginalized voices in PAR, and emphasizes the need to "centre" these voices instead.


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