Welcome to Wisrville!

Wisrville.org is an internet publishing site created to be a collaborative voice for the WISR learning community and others concerned with the role of education, action- inquiry and information-sharing in the pursuit of justice, multiculturalism, greater equality and environmental sustainability.

This is the site for recent news about the WISR community, announcements of upcoming events, online learning content, and blogs hosted by WISR students, faculty, alumni and friends—on topics related to progressive social change, alternative and innovative higher education and adult learning, participatory action-research, multiculturality and community improvement efforts.

Wisrville is a project of the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) [ http://www.wisr.edu ]
WISR offers individualized BS, MS and EdD programs for working adults.

Membership in Wisrville is free for learners currently enrolled in the Wisr.edu Learning Community. Membership and Hosting services are available to everyone else for a nominal fee.
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This site also publicizes upcoming events and recent news for the WISR community of students, alumni, faculty, and friends and colleagues.

Latest news

 

WISR Doctoral Student Karen Young was just awarded a $10,000 mini grant by LifeLong Medical Care and the City of Berkeley to implement a health education and awareness project.  Karen’s project is called Water Wise. The goal of Water Wise is to decrease the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of water. […]

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WISR STUDENT, GABRIELA HOFMEYER, AWARDED A 2017 NADC/CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL GRANT FOR DISABLED ARTISTS One of our WISR students, Gabriela Hofmeyer, has been awarded a 2017 NADC/California Arts Council Grant for Disabled Artists for her proposed Community Outreach Expressive Arts & Trauma Awareness and Recovery Projects. The statewide award is to support Community Outreach Projects […]

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Recent Posts

Spotlight

WISR Doctoral Student Karen Young awarded a mini grant for project to decrease consumption of sugar sweetened beverages among young adults

 

WISR Doctoral Student Karen Young was just awarded a $10,000 mini grant by LifeLong Medical Care and the City of Berkeley to implement a health education and awareness project.  Karen’s project is called Water Wise. The goal of Water Wise is to decrease the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of water. […]

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WISR STUDENT, GABRIELA HOFMEYER, AWARDED A 2017 NADC/CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL GRANT FOR DISABLED ARTISTS

 

WISR STUDENT, GABRIELA HOFMEYER, AWARDED A 2017 NADC/CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL GRANT FOR DISABLED ARTISTS One of our WISR students, Gabriela Hofmeyer, has been awarded a 2017 NADC/California Arts Council Grant for Disabled Artists for her proposed Community Outreach Expressive Arts & Trauma Awareness and Recovery Projects. The statewide award is to support Community Outreach Projects […]

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Latest Seminars

 

Go to http://www.wisr.edu/hot-news/  for the latest seminar announcements.

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WISR PhD alumnus has launched online reference source to guide people with chronic illness or disability

 

WISR PhD alumnus, Larry Berkelhammer has launched an online non-commercial reference source to guide people living with a chronic illness or disability to a better life. This website, www.larryberkelhammer.com, provides guidance in ways to live with a sense of mastery and wellbeing. Although directed primarily to those with chronic health challenges, the vast array of […]

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Article in Miami Herald tells of the Legacy of “Overtown”–the home community and Dissertation topic for WISR PhD student, Agnes Morton

 

A recent article in the Miami Herald tells of the a story for Black History month, on the “Legacy of Overtown.” Overtown is the home community in Miami for retired public health professional, WISR PhD student, Agnes Morton. How it was destroyed and what she and others are striving to do to restore it, is […]

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