Raynah and LaToya.... Our training sessions are not recorded. The session last week on 6/17 was not originally scheduled, but we added it because we had many inquiries about the workshop from people on the East Coast. We had offered the W/S in the past on a 1pm-5pm PT schedule, which on the East coast makes for an 8pm ending. So 6/17 was 8am-1230pm PT, which attracted many more East Coast students. We don't have another regularly scheduled session for GIS for ESJ until October ( https://kingcounty.gov/services/gis/training/Catalog/gis-for-equity-and-social-justice.aspx ), but if there was sufficient demand we'd add another public session mid-summer. We are going to be presenting the class four more times within the next month, but these are dedicated sessions, two for the City of San Jose and two for the City of Seattle. Related to the GIS for ESJ workshop, I am finalizing the development of a GIS for ESJ Best Practices document, as my AGS EthicalGEO Fellowship project ( https://ethicalgeo.org/thoughtleaders/ ). The public peer-review process has just closed and I am making final revisions. After this has been endorsed by my peer contact group, it will be submitted to the GIS&T Body of Knowledge as a new article. Cheers.... Greg Babinski
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Clinton & Margot - Thanks for setting up this discussion. It was just late 2018 that a few of us conceived the idea of focusing on GIS for equity and social justice. Somewhere in my consciousness I've known that geography could be applied to social justice since my days at Wayne State University at the time that William Bunge had launched the Detroit Geographic Expedition with Gwendolyn Warren, and as a result, got himself fired and listed by HUAC. In addition to helping organize the first GIS for ESJ session at GIS-Pro 2018 in Palm Springs, the following year I collaborated with Nicole Franklin and Mark Salling to write an article on the topic of GIS for ESJ for The GIS Professional. Then Nicole and I developed the Introduction to GIS for ESJ workshop. Last year I was awarded an American Geographic Society EthicalGEO Fellowship, to develop a GIS for ESJ Best Practices. This will become a new topic in the GIS & T Body of Knowledge. And recently I published an article about a geographic analysis of the true message of Confederate Civil War monuments in the GIS Professional. I look forward to collaborating with you all to further the use of GIS for ESJ.
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