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The Food Opportunity Research Collaborative (FORC) is an interdisciplinary university-community research team made up of OSU faculty, staff, students, and community partners. FORC desires to gain a better understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity.
Specifically, FORC is interested in understanding how the lived experience of food insecurity differs based on community typology (urban, suburban, or rural), race and ethnicity, and level of food security. FORC employs a modified version of a participatory mapping approach known as Healthy Eating and Active Living Mapping Attributes using Photographic Participatory Surveys (HEAL MAPPS).
FORC wrapped up a project in West Chester, Ohio located in suburban Butler County. The community report and corresponding story map from that project are available. FORC will be collaborating with I Am My Brother’s Keeper to work on the Southside of Columbus.
The Kirwan Institute is excited to publish the fourth edition of its annual State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review to deepen public awareness of implicit biases and the challenges they pose to a society that strives to treat all of its members equally. Research from the neuro-, social and cognitive sciences show that hidden biases are distressingly pervasive, that they operate largely under the scope of human consciousness, and that they influence the ways in which we see and treat others, even when we are determined to be fair and objective.
This important body of research has enormous potential for helping to reduce unwanted disparities in every realm of human life. Learn More…
Implicit Racial Bias in Education Introduction
Understanding racialized discipline disparities in K–12 public education, is crucial, as students who are “pushed out” of the classroom are denied educational opportunities. This research seeks to shed light on racialized discipline disparities and disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by focusing specifically on implicit racial bias as a contributing factor to persistent discipline disproportionalities in schools.
Materials on this page highlight the relationship between implicit racial bias and school discipline. Included among the materials are documents that shed light on discipline disparities in Ohio, documents that explain how implicit racial bias can operate in the education domain and influence school discipline, a national scan of successful intervention strategies, issue briefs, a communications and social media toolkit, and other materials. We encourage you to share this content widely. Learn More…
Like the nation, Franklin County and the Columbus community have struggled to expand and secure pathways to opportunity for African American men and boys. Our community reflects the many systemic and structural challenges facing the African American community nationwide.
Targeted investments connecting young African American men and boys with pathways to opportunity can equip them with the tools needed to strive for more than just survival on the city’s Southside.
Such investments will empower them to lead engaged and fully participatory lives as equal citizens, with improved consequences for themselves, their families, their communities and the Columbus, Ohio region. Learn More…
The 2014 Champion of Children Report focuses on how childhood trauma and stress can be corrosive and damaging to childhood development and success for children in poverty. This can mean lives consumed by stress, anxiety and insecurity, passing from one generation to the next.