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Social Work Assistant Professor Launches Testimonial Research Project in Response to Police Violence

Dr. Anne Nordberg, assistant professor at UTA’s School of Social Work and research associate of the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), introduced her research project entitled The Black Voice Matters on April 1, 2015 at a CAAS Power Hour lecture series. The Black Voice Matters project is a testimonial research development that gives UTA students and community members a platform to anonymously voice the impact of remote contemporary acts of violence in their lives, such as the death of Michael Brown.

Youth are the most watched group of people in the country, yet, the experiences of youth during encounters with police is very limited in research. The Black Voice Matters project will serve as a platform for individuals to voice their thoughts, opinions, and experiences about acts of violence. People who offer their testimonies help Dr. Nordberg and her research team increase and amplify voices of youth in research literature and archive stories for education, research, and activism. Eventually, those stories will be publicly available on a dedicated website.

Collaborators for The Black Voice Matters project include social work Associate Professor and CAAS Director, Dr. Schnavia Hatcher, and BSW student, Mr. Mark Stevens. The Black Voice Matters project was approved by UTA’s ethics review board. All students and community members over the age of 18 years are welcome to participate.


Black Voice Matters Project Seeking Participants to Anonymously Share Stories of Police Injustice and Brutality.

The Black Voice Matters Project, spearheaded by Dr. Anne Nordberg, social work assistant professor at UTA and research associate of the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), is looking for eligible participants who want to anonymously share their stories, opinions and voice against contemporary acts of violence at the hands of law enforcement in the United States.

Participants will be interviewed and receive a $25 gift certificate to the UTA Bookstore or Target for the involvement in the project. For more information about this project and how to participate, contact Dr. Anne Nordberg (principle investigator) at annenordberg@uta.edu. See enclosed flyer for more information and article above about The Black Voice Matters Project.

Black Voice Matters Poster
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News Topics: Faculty, Research
Tags: Ann Nordberg, School of Social Work, CAAS