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This document will be updated with highlights of what is added and updated on the Racial Equity GIS Hub site.    July 1st  Public Policy Map collection added. Use these maps to start your own collection. Maps include:Where is there a national income disparity for Black households? Home Ownership Rates by Race Black Children in Poverty in the US…
Esri and our users recognize that diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice are more important than ever. This year, during a national call for racial justice and a pandemic that has exposed long-standing societal inequities, we must come together as a geospatial community to address these issues. Because of this, we are bringing more… (Show more)
Click to view content  In many ways, geography has become a tool for gaining a greater understanding of inequities, but it has also been the means to draw boundaries that keep communities segregated. Specifically, there is a long history of place-based social exclusion manifested in redlining practices, creating patterns in cities that continue today. The charge now… (Show more)
Click to view contentRegistration is now open for a new session of the King County GIS workshop Introduction to GIS for Equity & Social Justice, on Wednesday, June 17, from 8:00am-12:30pm (Pacific Time) 11:00am-3:30pm (Eastern Time)   This class will be presented live, via Zoom (credentials to be emailed to registered attendees in advance). Register today: GIS for… (Show more)
Videos from the Why Location Matters event are available on the Esri Events channel on YouTube. The presentations are powerful, thought-provoking, such as this one by Nicole Franklin of King County, Washington.  Why Location Matters – Local Governments focused on Equity - YouTube 
Hello, I am Kathy Ware, MSN, CRNP and I am not currently working with GIS but I have been actively looking for an opportunity to work on public health/social justice issues such gun violence, hunger, and the opioid crisis and this of course involves racial inequities and institutional racism as well as mass incarceration and many other severely… (Show more)
Click to view contentHi all,    You may have seen the recent email from Esri's Founder and President Jack Dangermond (a copy is posted below, and you can also find the social media posts on Linked In and Twitter). In response to the senseless and horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others, Esri expresses our solidarity with… (Show more)
Click to view contentThe Grand Canyon Trust has been working on a storymap presenting firsthand stories from the "people whose cultures, worldviews, and livelihoods are inextricably tied to the Grand Canyon region".   On July 17 Storymaps LIVE featured storytellers will be Stephany Smith and Ellen Heyn from the Trust, sharing their approaches and methods for their… (Show more)
Welcome and thanks for joining the GIS for Equity & Social Justice Group on GeoNet.  In this group, members can find a community of people who are leveraging GIS to advance equity and social justice. This is a space for members to collaborate, share their work, connect with other professionals, ask questions, participate in discussions, share… (Show more)
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