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Centre For Social Justice and Community Action 10th Anniversary Conference

(13 March 2019)

On Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10.30am-4.00pm the following lecture will take place at the Royal County (Marriott) Hotel, Old Elvet, Durham, Dh1 3JN: 'Top-down meets bottom up: Negotiating ethics in participatory action research for health & social well-being.'

Booking is essential as places are limited and likely to be taken quickly. Please book online. Booking & travel queries, please contact or phone: 0191 3349352. Any other queries about the programme and the detailed organisation of the day, please contact Sarah Banks:

CSJCA was launched in May 2009 with a Conference at Durham University. This conference in May 2019 will celebrate the wide range of activities of the centre, particularly building on work on ethics in PAR undertaken over the past 10 years by CSJCA and others across the world.

With international keynote speakers from India and Canada, it will explore ethical complexities at the micro-level of day-to-day actions and relationships between co-researchers. In particular, the conference will probe the tensions between ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ ethics. ‘Top-down’ ethics includes requirements for institutional ethical review, and the norms, values and motivations of academics and professional practitioners. ‘Bottom-up’ ethics comprises the (often conflicting) norms, values and motivations of community partners. A flyer and programme for the conference can be found here or on the website.

Conference fee:

• £65 for employees of higher education institutions, public and private sector agencies and larger voluntary organisations (turnover more than £150,000 p.a.)

• £35 for employees of smaller voluntary organisations (turnover less than £150,000 p.a.)

• Free for unwaged, volunteers, full-time students