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SCRA offers a number of online events including webinars and Twitter chats. Please see below for more information.
SCRA runs a series of webinars on topics relevant to community psychology and related disciplines. Click here to watch recordings from past webinars.
"Justice Themes in a Chicago Mayoral Campaign: The Candidate Questionnaire as Participatory Data for Policy and Praxis" - Brad Olsen
As chief of policy in a Chicago mayoral campaign there are many opportunities to hear repeated themes, representing community members' most serious concerns, and many of these issues revolve around the Chicago Police Department and the criminal justice system. From the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times to non-profit coalitions, many organizational stakeholders see the mayoral race as an opportunity to hear what candidates have to say (and to eventually hold the winner to past promises)-and shape the dialogue-by giving the candidates questionnaires, sometimes 50 questions long. Thinking of the country's third largest city, Chicago, as a "community" made up of many "communities", it is possible to see what is at the forefront of, and underneath, the collective psyche. This conversation will focus on the criminal justice themes, and some of the uneasy dilemmas the city faces if real reforms are to be brought about.
As social activists, we have an obligation to disseminate our ideas and efforts to as broad an audience as possible. This webinar will focus on specific strategies for working with the media to get them interested in your work and to ensure that your work is accurately portrayed.
Click here to watch recordings from past discussions and for log in information.
CLICK HERE to review past #CommPsychChat Twitter chats.
Just search for #CommPsychChat to follow the conversation and join by including #CommPsychChat in all of your tweets and replies. That will help to ensure that your tweets get through to the live feed for the chat, so that everyone can see them.
Open dialogue is what we are aiming for! In order to guide the conversation, Twitter chats follow a Q1/A1 format. So, tweets and replies in response to Q1 should start with A1, responses to Q2 should start with A2, and so on.
See how Twitter can act as a useful tool for information exchange among professional communities!
To get oriented to Twitter use, check out Twitter as a Tool for Social Change (PDF file download).
You can find a handy Twitter Chat FAQs.