Scot's Bloghttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblogSociety for Community Research and Action - SCRAWeb 2.0 at Southeast Region Eco Conferencehttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/web20atsoutheastregionecoconference<div><p>I'm facilitating a roundtable today at the <a href="http://eco2009.limewebs.com/Eco/Home.html" target="_blank">SCRA Southeastern Region Eco Conference</a> at USC in Columbia, South Carolina on the topic of Web 2.0 and Social Change. I'm starting off with 3 provocative propositions to get discussion going:</p><ol><li>Communities, community betterment, social movements, and social change are the products of the human talent for…</li></ol></div>Scot EvansSat, 17 Oct 2009 10:47:59 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/web20atsoutheastregionecoconferenceNo Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APAhttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/noplacetoh<p>A 10-minute online video entitled "No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA" It provides a brief, timely overview of what has unfolded over the past several years and where things stand today.</p><p><object width="425" height="344" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/o84RE-9023U&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/o84RE-9023U&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p>Scot EvansTue, 14 Jul 2009 16:11:55 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/noplacetohSocial Media, Web 2.0, Collaboration, and Social Changehttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/socialmedi<p>In multiple contexts at last week's Biennial, I had discussions with people about the power of social media and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0" target="_blank">web 2.0</a> to faciliate engagement and social change. I recommended sociologist <a href="http://www.ted.com/speakers/clay_shirky.html" target="_blank">Clay Shirky's</a> book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Here-Comes-Everybody-Organizing-Organizations/dp/B0027VT0C4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1245693360&amp;sr=8-1" target="_blank"><em>Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations</em></a> to at least a dozen people, beause I think he has something …</p>Scot EvansMon, 22 Jun 2009 17:31:19 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/socialmediTwittering at the SCRA Biennial 09http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/twittering<p>Hello all you Web 2.0 literate SCRA people, <br /><br />Are you with Twitter or do you think its just a self-indulgent waste of time? Regardless of your level of adoption with this new technology, many academic conferences are experimenting with Twitter as a tool for communication, collaboration, and deeper participant engagement. It also lets those who…</p>Scot EvansWed, 17 Jun 2009 16:35:05 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/twitteringJoin SCRA at Diigo.comhttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/joinscraat<div><p>I've created a <a href="http://groups.diigo.com/group/scra27" target="_blank">SCRA group</a> at <a href="http://www.diigo.com" target="_blank">Diigo.com</a>. Diigo is a social bookmarking site that allows individuals and groups to collect and share web links and categorize them by topics. Check out the short video below to learn more about it. I'm hoping this can be a tool for us to share resources we come across on a daily basis. Links and tags will be fed back…</p></div>Scot EvansFri, 13 Mar 2009 14:53:25 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/joinscraatCritical Psychology, 2nd Edition Just Releasedhttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/criticalps<p><a href="http://www.dennisfox.net/critpsy/second_edition.html" target="_blank"><em>Critical Psychology</em>, Second edition 2009</a>, Edited by Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky, &amp; Stephanie Austin, London: Sage Publications. This substantially revised and expanded <a href="http://www.dennisfox.net/critpsy/second_edition.html" target="_blank"><img style="margin: 5px; float: right;" src="/download-nocache//gallery/blogphotos/critpsy2_c?data=large" alt="" width="203" height="253" /></a>second edition includes many chapters on new topics. Critical Psychology: An Introduction presents an array of approaches that challenge mainstream psychology in…</p>Scot EvansFri, 06 Mar 2009 20:04:58 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/criticalpsCourses and programs on gender and sexuality being targetedhttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/coursesand<p>Lawmakers in Georgia and Florida are beginning to use 'budget cuts' as an excuse for targeting programs and courses on sexuality, queer and women's studies. Georgia State University is being forced to testify TODAY in front of the state senate about 'questionable' faculty research and course offerings on sexuality. At Florida Atlantic…</p>Scot EvansThu, 19 Feb 2009 15:52:36 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/coursesandAmerica needs a bold new housing policyhttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/americanee<p><object width="480" height="295" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/CeHY-FehXpY&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/CeHY-FehXpY&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Throughout the country, homelessness is rising, with ever more families in ever more towns and cities sleeping in shelters, surfing friends' couches and camping in their cars. In the video, Patrick Markee and Lizzie Ratner report from a New York intake clinic for homeless families in the Bronx. In San Bernardino, California, for instance, the…</p>Scot EvansTue, 03 Feb 2009 14:55:31 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/americaneeWilfrid Laurier openes the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA)http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/wilfridlau<p>Last Friday, I had the opportunity to travel back to Waterloo, Ontario to help celebrate the grand opening of the <a href="http://www.wlu.ca" target="_blank">Wilfrid Laurier</a>   <a href="http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=2615" target="_blank">Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA)</a>. The CCRLA strives to forge a strong university-community partnership with the Waterloo Region and allows for student involvement as part of the…</p>Scot EvansThu, 22 Jan 2009 11:47:45 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/wilfridlauThe NFB Launches its New National Online Screening Roomhttp://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/thenfblaun<p>The National Film Board announces its new online screening room, complete with over 700 films, clips and trailers available for free home viewing. Many of the films can be useful for teaching CP. Please join them for the  <a href="http://webcast.pecunia.tv/onf/?lang=en" target="_blank">live online press conference</a> on Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 pm for the official launch.</p><p>To celebrate, they're featuring…</p>Scot EvansWed, 21 Jan 2009 11:58:37 +0000http://www.scra27.org/blogs/scotsblog/thenfblaun