ARE YOU AN ALLY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE?
Nicola Curtin, an assistant professor of psychology at Clark University, is conducting an interview study with people who do community engagement, activism, advocacy, or volunteer work that they think of as being “ally” in nature. The goal of this study is to understand how people who do community-based work think about their engagement, themselves, and what it means to be an ally.
There are different ways that one might think of being an ally. One of the dictionary definitions, for example, is “someone who is associated with another as a helper” another defines ally as a “friend.” Another way to think of allies are as people who work for social change that most directly benefits others– groups to which they do not themselves belong. You might have a different definition of what it means to be an ally.
However you define the term, if you would be interested in being interviewed as a part of this study, please contact Dr. Curtin’s Lab group at (firstname.lastname@example.org). You have any specific questions about the project please contact Dr. Curtin at email@example.com. Interviews are expected to last between 1.5- 2 hours, and participants will be compensated for their time with a gift certificate.
Participation is entirely voluntary, and you can withdraw from the study at any time without penalty, or choose not to talk about anything you don’t wish to discuss. No one from any organization with which you are affiliated will know about your participation, unless you choose to tell them about it.
(Not a part of nor supported by the Boston Women’s Fund. BWF is just passing along information about the study.)