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Click to view contentHelping Cities and States Use GIS to Create a More Racially Equitable Future Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn how state and local governments can leverage GIS to build a more equitable and just world where a person's race or ethnicity does not impact their outcomes. Worldwide, cities, counties, and states are addressing…
Click to view contentThe deadline is OCTOBER 30TH to submit presentation abstracts to the Equity & Social Justice Track for Esri UC 2021!   Don't miss this opportunity to share your stories of advancing #racialequity and #socialjustice with your peers from the global #GIS user community.   Submit abstracts at this link by October 20th to be considered for UC… (Show more)
Click to view contentOn July 16th, 2020, over 1,100 people gathered to hear how 3 organizations from the government & nonprofit sectors approach racial equity and social justice work and the role that GIS plays in advancing each of their missions. Attendees heard from Deirdre Johnson Burel and Amanda Otter (Otter:Create) representing the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,… (Show more)
This document will be updated with highlights of what is added and updated on the Racial Equity GIS Hub site.  October 15th New Racial Equity Community Outreach Solution and accompanying Blog Post New featured application by Black Girls M.A.P.P. highlighting BIPOC and women candidates running in the 2020 election Recording of the Racial Equity &…
Mississippi Mappers Needed - Southern Echo, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi but working throughout the southern United States - is seeking people familiar with GIS to help the organization educate community members about the upcoming electoral redistricting process as they prepare to ask questions of the people drawing the maps.  If you are… (Show more)
Click to view contentA redlining layer of 143 cities is now available in ArcGIS Living Atlas and in the Racial Equity GIS Hub. This ready-to-use layer can provide important context for your work. GIS-ready historical redlining data is an important tool to help us understand how historical inequities still contribute to inequities today.    Read this blog post by my… (Show more)
Hi all,   I'm wondering if this user group might be a useful place to recruit GIS professionals looking to help social justice organizations?   If so, here's an idea: Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) is seeking an experienced, independent cartographer to continue a volunteer project mapping toxic sites. Across Alaska, mines, former… (Show more)
In this video, I demonstrate a simple technique for geo-enriching DOT projects with demographics on at-risk populations for the purpose of analyzing project equity impacts and transportation sustainability.  This technique provides (estimated) metrics that could be incorporated in project scoring, prioritization, and equity performance evaluation.
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