Value-Based Praxis in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Action for Social and Environmental Equity I

Type: Paper
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Black Geographies Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Napoleon A2, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Reginald Archer, Jason Douglas, Serena Alexander
Chairs: Reginald Archer


Social and environmental inequities (e.g., inequitable access to resources in low-income communities and communities of color) present a pressing societal concern. However, intervention programs, particularly those involving public health and social welfare more broadly, frequently focus on individual level outcomes. Such interventions tend to ignore that many of the social and environmental inequities experienced at the community-level stem from systemic inequities that ultimately manifest in poor health and well-being outcomes, particularly in the low-income communities and communities of color. In response to this, grass-roots, community-level strategies have gained attention in the public discourse concerning community health and well-being. Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) is a promising approach to working in and with communities to collaboratively 1) identify community interests and concerns (reflection), 2) develop strategies for studying community identified concerns (planning), and 3) developing actionable strategies for redressing social and environmental inequities (social action). In an effort to further understand the nuances of CBPAR, we aim to elucidate the role of value-based praxis in community-based research and action.

Keywords: CBPR, CBPAR, environmental equity, environmental justice, social action, community-based, praxis


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ahmed Allahwala*, , Fostering youth advocacy through participatory action research at the intersection of school reform and community development 20 1:20 PM
Presenter David Padgett*, , Community-Based Participatory Asset Mapping and Citizen Science Initiatives in Support of Environmental Injustice Mitigation 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Erica Phipps*, Queen's University, Centre for Environmental Health Equity, Jeff Masuda, Queen's University, Centre for Environmental Health Equity, Equity-focused Knowledge Translation for Intersectoral Action on Housing Habitability 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Jason Douglas*, San Jose State University, Public parks and public health: A community-based participatory approach to understanding the nexus of neighborhood disorder and physical activity in public parks 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Robert Foran*, , Youth of Color at the Crossroads of Civic Engagement and Empowerment 20 2:40 PM

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