Learn about Social Justice and Community Organizing by becoming part of our research team.
“The Listening Project: Learning from 60 Years of Social Justice and Community Organizing in Charlotte” is a qualitative research initiative consisting of 1 on 1 interviews with the leaders, organizers and participants directly involved in social justice and community activism that brought about change in our community. The goal of this project is to listen to and honor the experiences of our Charlotte organizers and activists, past and present, and to inform the future of Charlotte organizing and community organizing in general.
The Listening Project is a community-based participatory research project. This means that we seek to engage the community in every step of the process. In order to locate potential interviewees, we distributed a survey to members of the Charlotte community and asked them to recommend individuals who they feel are leaders, activists, and community organizers.
Over the last year our research team has been developing our research design and conducting interviews with community organizers and activists from the Charlotte area. For this next step in our research, we are looking for volunteers to aid in data analysis. Volunteers will be asked to attend a 90-minute training session and dedicate at least 10 hours of work ( 2 interviews) to the project. We are expecting to start this process in the new year and will continue through the end of the semester.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and briefly explain your interest in the project to the Principal Researcher Lau Ciceron at firstname.lastname@example.org.