Data For Equity: The Power of Data to Promote Justice


Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


The Kennedy Room at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge)
5:00-6:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Brain Trust Workshop

Join us for a panel discussion to explore the burgeoning field of civic analytics and its impact on communities of color, underserved neighborhoods, and marginalized populations in the United States: How could data change the landscape of activism and social justice? How can we use open data initiatives to empower communities of color, expose inequity, and hold governments accountable?

The panel, moderated by Yeshimabeit Milner, Executive Director of Data For Black Lives, will be followed by a brain trust workshop where audience members can contribute insights and ideas for how Data For Black Lives’ forthcoming Open Data Portal can be most effectively deployed and implemented.

William Isaac, Fellow, Open Society Foundation; Research Advisor, the Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Kelly Jin, Director, Data-Driven Justice at the Arnold Foundation; former Citywide Analytics Manager, City of Boston
Carlos Rojas, Special Projects Consultant, Youth on Board; Founding Member, Boston Education Justice Alliance
Paola Villarreal, Harvard University Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society; former Data Science Fellow, ACLU
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP Here.
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This event is the first of three scheduled at
Harvard and MIT featuring Data For Black Lives:

November 17-19, 2017: Data for Black Lives Inaugural Conference at MIT
April 6-8, 2018: Black Policy Conference at Harvard Kennedy School

This event is a part of CPL’s Technology in the Public Sector events series and is co-sponsored by Data for Black Lives, the HKS Black Policy Conference, the HKS Black Student Union, and the CPL Social Innovation + Change Initiative.