Deadline to complete the survey: January 31st, 2022
Along with our survey, we have created a number of focus groups to continue this research process with the community and we need you to participate. There are unique groups for men, LGBTQ community members, Muslim community members and youth. These groups will be safe spaces for you to discuss your online experiences. Participants will receive a $50CAD honorarium
|LGBTQ+ Community Focus Group||Tuesday. January 25th | 6pm – 8pm||https://bit.ly/SFGLGBT|
|Youth aged 14-17 Focus Group||Wednesday. January 26th | 6pm – 8pm||https://bit.ly/SFGYouth|
|Black Men Focus Group||Tuesday. February 1st | 6pm – 8pm||https://bit.ly/SFGBlackMen|
|Muslim Community Focus Group||Wednesday. February 2nd | 6pm – 8pm||https://bit.ly/SFGMCF|
Nia Centre is embarking on a research project to better understand the impacts of anti-Blackness and hate directed towards Black individuals in online spaces.
Through a preliminary literature review, we understand that, within a Canadian context, that very little is known about how much anti-Blackness prevails online and we do not understand what impacts being subjected to anti-Blackness online has on Black Canadians and thus, how our community can safely navigate these spaces. Understanding the Impacts of Anti-Black Racism Online is a research project that aims to investigate these nuances and help provide resources that community residents can use to increase safety when navigating online spaces, as well as provide a pathway for future research opportunities and projects that exist within this domain.
Through this research project, we aim to investigate the following:
This survey is intended for Black/Afro-Diasporic community members, age18 and over.
The first 200 participants to complete the survey will receive a $50.00CAD gift card for their contributions to the research project. Please note that the surveys will be accessed for completion prior to the disbursement of gift cards.
We want to hear and learn about your experiences when navigating online spaces. This research project is important as it will help to provide tools, resources and supports to individuals who experience anti-Blackness within online spaces and provide a research report that outlines the impacts of anti-Blackness in Canada and allows for further research to be done in this domain.
The research project will be done through a Canada wide online survey, where Black-Canadians across the country will be surveyed online to provide insight on their online experiences.
We will conduct focus groups and interviews with Black-Canadians across the country to further provide a deeper level of insight into their experiences with anti-Blackness online, and how these experiences have impacted them.
Through the process of the research project, we will work with a selection of community members across Canada, who will serve in the capacity of Advisory Members. They will provide a critical lens towards our research methods and support the overall community accountability of our work.
The research report will be available in spring 2022
Your participation in this study is anonymous. The answers you give in this survey cannot/will not be used against you. Only the lead researcher and study team members will ever see the private information that you share with us.
Questions or concerns about this research project can be directed to Nia Centre at email@example.com
If you find that answering any of the questions in this survey brings up difficult emotions or memories, please click here or copy this link to access this list of Local Resources & Supports:
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