Academics and community organisers can often find themselves delving into the same topics, from poverty and racism to public policy and how communities affect change.
But while they may start at the same point, their paths are often divergent, with academics going towards conferences, studies and publishing papers; community organisations towards outreach, front-line support and mobilisation.
For nine years, a conference has been working to bridge that gap. Dana Salter participated in the 2009 edition of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality, "Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of 'Doing Good'. In this week's episode she brings us voices of both activists and academics at the event who are finding new ways to integrate their work to effect change.
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