King County Offering Virtual GIS for ESJ Training

05-28-2020 05:39 AM
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Registration 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 Equity and Social Justice - June 17, 2020 Tickets, Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite 

"This workshop will serve as an introduction to recent trends and practices related to using GIS for equity and social justice (ESJ). We will explore critical race theory (CRT) and trends in critical race spatial analysis. We will review recent literature and academic programs around the topic of GIS for ESJ. Most importantly we will outline best practices for GIS professionals in doing GIS for ESJ work. This includes creating a data/mapping/application support framework both for their own work and to support the work of non-GIS professionals.

This session of the workshop also includes new material being developed for a new GIS for Equity and Social Justice Best Practices document being developed for the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge."

Please reach out to Gregory Babinski‌ with any questions.

New Contributor III

Hi Gregory Babinski,

Was this session recorded? And if so, by request, can it be made available?

Thanks in advance.



New Contributor II

Hi,Gregory Babinski

I second Raynah's question and request.  I was on vacation last week for my wedding and missed this opportunity!



New Contributor

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 (, 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 ( 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.


Greg Babinski

About the Author
Margot Bordne is an Account Manager on Esri's Global Business Development team. Margot supports organizations across industries who leverage GIS to improve their operations and decision making capabilities, with a focus on the use of GIS for advancing equity and social justice. Margot also founded and leads Esri's Women's Enablement & Career Advancement Network (WeCan) and is currently working toward a Master's Degree in Diversity & Inclusion Leadership at Tufts University.