“Supporting A Community-led Data Infrastructure to Build Local and Equitable Governance that Advances Policy”

CLLAS director Juan De Lara’s insights on community-centered research were featured in a recent Brookings Institution report and video. The project aims to establish a data justice model built around community collaboration. Professor De Lara’s contribution focused on addressing power dynamics within community research. He identified three critical aspects where power imbalances can occur: Power centers on three key issues when I work with communities: 1) the power to shape the questions we ask, 2) the power to shape our research process to make sure it is not simply extracting data for our own benefit, 3) the power to package results in a way that is useful to our community partners.

The full report, titled “Supporting A Community-led Data Infrastructure to Build Local and Equitable Governance that Advances Policy” can be found here.

Click the image or play button below to watch the video, which features Professor De Lara.

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