Maps and Social Justice Convening

02-01-2023 12:50 PM
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Event: February 9, 2023 11 - 2 EST

How can maps, GIS and other geospatial approaches help students explore issues of social justice?

This online convening starts with a series of short lightning talks from individuals and organizations working to create map-based content around issues of social justice. The lightning talks will be followed by breakout spaces to encourage conversation and connecting. Our goal is to build collaborations, learn about resources and strengthen pedagogical approaches in the hopes of stimulating conversation, resources and action.

This workshop is geared toward those who work with K-12 teachers and students. We welcome participants from higher ed and informal learning, too!

Register Now: online and free. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.


All times EASTERN Standard Time. Schedule subject to change.

Sessions will start with lightning talks from the presenters followed by breakout rooms for discussion and conversation.

Session 1 (11:15 - 12:30 EST)

  • Ilene Berson, Professor of Early Childhood, University of South Florida and Michael Berson, Professor of Social Science Education, University of South Florida
  • James Brown, Executive Director/Produce/ Host, Living with Pride
  • Eric Fishman, Humanities Teacher, Meridian Academy, Boston, MA
  • Rob Nelson, Mapping Redlining and Its Legacies, University of Richmond
  • Alex Northrup, History Department Chair, Foxcroft School
  • Derek Alderman, Professor of Geography, University of Tennessee

Session 2 (12:45 - 2:00 EST)

  • Laura A. Macaluso, Ph.D. , Independent Scholar, Writer, Curator; Lori Goldstein and Alison Verplaeste, Public Art Archive
  • Anita Palmer, Geospatial Education Consultant, Critical Think Inc-dba and GISetc
  • Amanda Merpaw, Project Coordinator, Defining Moments Canada
  • Jaraux Washington, Eduprenuer, The Butterfly Effect Education Group Consultancy
  • Justin Madron, University of Richmond and One Tree Planted
  • Annie Evans, Director of Education and Outreach, New American History

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Hello! Were these sessions recorded? If so, could they be shared here? I would love to check it out!

John Phillips | Product Manager ArcGIS Earth
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