Researchers Investigating Sociocultural Equity and Race (RISER) Network Conference
The RISER Network for Research, Policy, & Practice on Black Child Development & Learning is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded initiative that strives to address the dearth of research knowledge related to the strengths, resilience, and positive development of Black children by creating a research network that informs policy and practice efforts focused on racial justice in health and education.
The upcoming conference will convene speakers and panelists from a range of fields and experiences, including community organizations and academic researchers, as well as attendees including practitioners, parents, policymakers, educators, and researchers, all dedicated to the well-being of Black children and their families.
Throughout the conference, attendees will gain insight into the state of knowledge on Black children's and families' strengths and cultural assets as well as tools to provide policy information that is actionable, strengths-based and with a focus on wellness promotion.
The theme of this year's conference is Conducting Policy-Relevant Research to Promote Black Children's Optimal Development and is cohosted by the FPG Equity Research Action Coalition.