[gis_info] Introduction to GIS for Equity & Social Justice - May 11, 2020

Babinski, Greg Greg.Babinski at kingcounty.gov
Tue May 5 13:33:29 PDT 2020

Seats are still available for the King County GIS workshop Introduction to GIS for Equity & Social Justice<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gis-for-equity-and-social-justice-may-11-2020-tickets-74725292361>, on Monday, May 11, from100-500pm (Pacific Time)

This class will be presented live, via Zoom (credentials to be emailed to registered attendees in advance). Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gis-for-equity-and-social-justice-may-11-2020-tickets-74725292361.

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.

GIS professionals interested in ESJ work.
GIS professionals are guided by the GIS Code of Ethics , which exist to “help professionals make appropriate and ethical choices,” to consider the impact of their work on society. For hundreds of years mapping has sometimes been a tool for creating and preserving inequity. During the past 25 years there have been some uses of GIS for issues related to equity or social justice.

ESJ practitioners interested in using GIS for ESJ planning, analysis and program monitoring.
ESJ practitioners who are not GIS professionals will become the largest community doing ESJ work with GIS. These non-GIS professionals include those who work for agencies, non-profits, and NGO’s with an ESJ mission, as well as government policy professionals who want to use GIS to support an ESJ lens for developing upstream agency policies.

Agenda and Topics Covered
Introduction and grounding exercise
Why GIS for equity and social justice (with class exercise)
Understanding how maps and GIS can be used to create long-term inequity
Critical race theory (with class exercise)
Principles of equity and social justice
How upstream policies impact downstream outcomes
The role of public policy
GIS code of ethics and moral imperative
The role of GIS professionals
Critical race spatial analysis
How GIS and maps can expose oppression and inequity
The role of ESJ practitioners
Best practices for GIS professionals doing ESJ work (with open discussion)
How GIS can be used to manage and monitor pro-equity policies (demo Esri-King County ESJ dashboard)
Examples of public agencies with ESJ policy priorities
Educational resources for GIS professionals
The URISA GIS for ESJ workgroup
Bibliography and acknowledgements
Final discussion, evaluation, and call to action

Familiarity with GIS tools, such as ArcGIS or QGIS, and business analytics tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, or Insights.

What You Will Receive
4 hours of instruction from subject-matter experts
A copy of the class training material.
Upon completion, a signed Completion Certificate which will indicate the CEUs (0.4) and GISCI points (0.1) earned.

Read what one recent student wrote about this class.<https://gisandyou.org/2020/04/15/gis-for-esj-training-may-2020/>

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