Red Flags : Stereotypes & Racism in the Schools (Salt Lake City, Utah 2007-2009) is a participatory action research & documentary project focused on students experiences of racism in schools. The youth research team conducted over 20 interviews/focus groups with students in the Salt Lake Valley, in addition to re-enacting their own experiences of institutional racism, and composing the score for the video.
The Red Flags : Stereotypes & Racism in the Schools research team was a community-university partnership including Salt Lake City westside high school students/youth researchers, University of Utah faculty members and students, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s YouthCity program, and University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah.
Caitlin Cahill (PI, Faculty member, University of Utah)
Matt Bradley (Faculty member, University of Utah)
Youth Research Team : Joel Organista, Kanesha Winston, Naima Mohamed
Research Assistants: Denise Castaneda, Ariana Prazen, Roberta Targino
Cahill, C & Bradley, M (2011) Documenting (In) Justice: Community-based participatory research and video. In Sutton & Kemp (eds) The Paradox of Urban Space: Inequity and Transformation in Marginalized Communities. Palgrave.
Cahill, C. (2009) Beyond “us” and “them”: Community-based participatory action research as a politics of engagement Finding Meaning in Civically Engaged Scholarship. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.
Cahill, C.; Bradley, M.; Castañeda, D.; Esquivel, L.; Mohamed, N.; Organista; J.; Sandberg, J.; Valerio, M.; and Winston, K. (2008) “Represent”: Reframing risk through participatory video research. In Downing, M. & Tenney, L (Eds.). Video Vision: Changing the Culture of Social Science Research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 207-228.
Red Flags was generously supported by:
The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center of the University of Utah,
University Neighborhood Partners,
Association of American Geographers,
Office of Diversity, University of Utah;
Office of Academic Outreach, University of Utah