The first of its kind for KIAS, Kule Dialogues: Uncensored was held on May 9, 2012 to showcase the important work that Dr Diane Conrad facilitated with her 2011 Research Cluster grant. Part of a larger project which partnered with not-for-profit arts-based organizations in Edmonton in order to develop a series of arts-based workshops to educate service providers (e.g. law enforcement, health providers, educators, social workers) through face-to-face encounters with high risk youth and their art-works to inform about how to best meet the particular needs of the youth populations that they serve, the KIAS-funded portion focused on formal evaluations of the outcomes for the youth involved in the development and facilitation of the workshops.
Kule Dialogues: Uncensored brought together the KIAS research family, community members, and the youths themselves to share the outcomes from the project and to celebrate the research excellence that Dr Conrad achieved with the project.
The event featured a reception, and a showing of the video that the youths created focusing on their evaluation of the project. As well, the youths created a logo for the Uncensored project which will be featured on t-shirts.
To watch the video, please go to Dr Conrad's website to view! http://www.ualberta.ca/~dhconrad/ResearchProjectsPages/HighRiskYouthUncensoredPage.html