Community Outreach & Knowledge Mobilization

CARE LAB COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS RESEARCHER PROFILE: 

TARA REDDICK

 

 

I am senior student, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Women’s and Gender’s Studies at St. Francis Xavier University. I am also an artist who finds ways to express my experiences as an African Nova Scotian women. As a Knowledge Mobilization & Community Outreach Coordinator at the Spatializing Care Lab I get to explore strategies that are effective and relevant to building relationships with the larger community. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it important share research and knowledge in relevant ways that create opportunities and action.

As part of this role I am also assisting with the Department of Sociology's 11th Annual Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture and inaugural Dr. Agnes Calliste Student Voices Circle.

Currently I am working on a project that looks at the experience of Motherhood and the ways that Black women engage in activism. I am creating a podcast titled “Speak, Change & Uplift”. This project is funded through the Racial Justice Leadership Grant which is an initiative of the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership. https://www.stfx.ca/about/news/RJL-Grants

From January to April 2021 I will be uploading materials related to this project. Please check back regularly for updates!