The CCC implements culturally-responsive data and research projects to build an important knowledge base from which to educate and to advocate.
We work to ensure data that informs decision making adequately captures the lived experiences of communities of color, and that research is undertaken through meaningful engagement of those most affected by the decisions guided by the research. Data can be used to change discourses, build capacity, develop community, leverage resources, and create new policy environments. We aim to ensure datasets are culturally-responsive and comprehensive, and to influence research development processes to empower communities and eliminate inequities.
Unsettling Profile Research Series
Since 2008, the CCC embarked on a research project in which data could be used to empower communities and eliminate racial and ethnic inequities. The CCC partnered with researchers at Portland State University, as well as local community organizations, to implement a community-based participatory research project into the lived realities of communities of color in Multnomah County. The project produced a series of seven research reports: one that looks at communities of color in the aggregate and six community-specific reports in the African, African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American and Slavic communities.