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Sharing Stories of Our Work: Engaging Ethical Practices to Lift up Diverse Stakeholder Narratives in Research and Program Inquiry
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
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NOTE: This event has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.

This interactive workshop guides participants through planning a qualitative inquiry process that centers a narrative approach. Working from participant-generated research questions or program/practice assessment priorities, participants will consider why stories are a compelling source of data, what stories need to be told, who should collaborate or contribute their stories, when and where to collect stories, how to attend to ethical tensions in the process, and diverse methods of dissemination. In small groups, participants will workshop ideas with peers to clarify a plan for advancing their particular research or assessment inquiry. 


Dr. Elizabeth Yomantas, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Pepperdine University
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Elizabeth Yomantas is an Assistant Professor in the department of Humanities and Teacher Education at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She teaches courses in the teacher preparation program where she strives to design learning experiences focused on inclusion, equity, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Elizabeth’s research interests include allyship, indigenous Fijian education, and culturally responsive experiential education. She enjoys conducting arts based research, particularly narrative inquiry.

Maria Silva, Director of Neighborhood and Community Engaged Partnerships, University of San Diego

María Silva is the Director of Community Partnerships at USD's Mulvaney Center. María moved to San Diego from Mexico to pursue a B.A. in Sociology at USD and went on to work at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a Community Development Financing Institution, before returning to her Alma Mater in 2013. In 2018, she completed a M.A. in Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco and brings expertise in issues regarding the U.S/Mexico border region to her current role. 

María facilitates collaboration with community stakeholders to co-create campus/community engagement that represents democratic and reciprocal partnerships. Community Partnerships expand throughout the San Diego region with an emphasis in Linda Vista, City Heights, Barrio Logan, and Tijuana. Maria also oversees USD’s community engagement data collection process. 

María co created the vision and framework for USD's DACA and Undocumented Student Support Network and Co-Chairs USD’s Immigration Taskforce. Since 2017, María and the Network Team have trained over 180 Undocually Faculty and Staff from across campus. Together they lead a case management system for all DACA/Undocumented Students and help coordinate financial aid, mental health, legal, academic, career and other support services for USD students.  

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