Why It Matters

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The results of research are only as relevant as the voices that inform them. In the Center for Research & Learning, we make an effort to seek out perspectives that are often ignored or marginalized. Research that will drive positive and lasting change must consider the experiences of people from all sides of an issue.

“We don’t think cycles of violence will change unless the human rights of each and every person are respected,” says Jeanne Rikkers, Director for the Center for Research & Learning. “Even if we disagree with them, their experiences must be taken into account, or policies won’t change and the cycle will continue."