Profiles in Wyoming Resilience
This project gathers perspectives from a broad range of citizen and stakeholder voices through pictures and narratives they provide, which can be used to develop community profiles and better inform state and local policy.
The Profiles in Wyoming Resilience Research Project gathers under-represented community perspectives from a broad range of citizen and stakeholder voices through pictures and narratives they provide, which can be used to develop profiles of our communities, share their stories, and better inform state and local policy and programming. We seek to understand better how Wyomingites perceive barriers and opportunities to success in education, employment, and community resilience.
This project aims to empower Wyoming communities to help each other using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to provide dynamic access to qualitative data, on a persistent platform, in a format useful to constituents, statewide policymakers, Wyoming communities, businesses, and researchers, while identifying ways to work collaboratively to overcome adversity.
We employ Photovoice – a research methodology designed to capture people’s perspectives of their lives and their community through photography and narrative. These images and descriptions provide a starting point for conversations to be held in community forums across the state, which add texture and better understanding of Wyoming communities.
This is a project of the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program in the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies. For more information about how to participate in future phases of the project, please contact co-directors Jean Garrison and Jason McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website at www.uwyo.edu/wallop.