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The concept of research justice asks us, "who defines and controls knowledge production?" In resistance to the inequity of colonial research practices, we used a participatory research method, which has historically been a vehicle for social movements to build people’s leadership and communities’ capacities to organize for change. This allows us to leverage community knowledge, change who has a right to be heard, center accessibility, and keep us

accountable to our community.

Led by a prior participant, Jennelle Ramdeen, ten cohorts (2018-2021) were represented in the 27 Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC) who discussed the impact Healing Cycles of Harm had on them in our impact research project.

Download the full report to read the impact of our work from the words of participants.

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