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March 21, 2024

Day 2 of Change Stories Residential Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, March 19th, the Change Stories residential knowledge exchange group experienced a full day of shared learning sessions. Morning sessions included full discussions from the US community based organization team members, followed by a discussion about decolonializing research. The discussions were full and many perspectives, methods, and expertises’ were shared from different teams and institutions.

Tuesday included a beautiful walk to lunch at a restaurant on the Universidad de los Andes campus; the variety of building design on campus was evident.

The afternoon focused on storytelling. Research is typically reported in academic papers, published in academic journals; a prescribed format and audience. But there are other ways to effectively report the stories that come from conducting research with community partners.

At the end of the day, the Change Stories project was welcomed at a public event, which included shared learnings and a discussion with panelists; Former Mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López; Former Secretary of Women of Bogotá, Diana Rodríguez; Member of the Women’s Advisory Council of Bogotá, Astrid Daza; Change Stories researchers: Adriana Hurtado , Helen Pineo , Olga Lucía Sarmiento, Friederike Fleischer; and Moderator, María José Álvarez. There was great attendance from Universidad de los Andes students and community members.