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What is Talking Data Equity?


Talking Data Equity is a series of weekly drop-in conversations addressing questions with people who are working on operationalizing data equity.

As a community, we share our experiences going from wanting to embed equity in your data work to actually feeling competent doing so.

Feel free to join every week or occasionally and stay as long as you like. There are opportunities to ask questions live from experts and beginners alike.

Register here to get the link to all upcoming Talking Data Equity Sessions.
Submit a question to be discussed at an Upcoming Talking Data Equity session. 

Previous Talking Data Equity Sessions

Check out the recordings, resources, and discussion from our previous TDE sessions on the We All Count Community Forum.

Past sessions include:

Special Guest: Brittany Rabb, Analyst at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education joined us to discuss equity approaches to mixed methods in education.

Special Guest: Dr. Mareike Schomerus, Vice President at the Busara Center in Nairobi joined us to share her experiences with practical ways to design research and use data in ways that are both good science as well as grounded in local reality.

Special Guest: Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi, a biomedical engineer at the Toronto Rehab Institute. She shares with us her story of embedding data equity in a sleep study centered around people experiencing homelessness.

Special Guest: Alyssa Rosemartin, a specialist with the USA National Phenology Network. Joined us to share stories of data equity in the world of plants and ecology.

Dr. Battle-Baptiste , Director of W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst and a Black Feminist Archaeologist shares her insights about how identity often urges us to ask different questions, see from different perspectives and how Black Feminist Archaeology leads to different research questions and different methods.

Dr. Kim Van Der Woerd & Sofia Vitalis from Reciprocal Consulting sharing their stories of embedding an indigenous lens in data.

Alex Kapitan, the Radical Copywriter. Their work is about embedding equity in language and communications. They build resources about how to avoid trying to get it right by creating recipes for absolutes. And instead, help folx bring attention to a meandering and contradictory patchwork quilt of a language.

Upcoming Sessions:

Friday 12 noon – 1pm ET

September 8

Dr. Lauren Young and the Beloved Team is joining us to discuss their experiences with equity audits, racial and economic equity, and how to use data to center our most marginalized populations.

September 15

From the MIT Media Lab, Dr. Chelsea Barabas examines the spread of algorithmic decision-making tools in the US criminal justice system. They will join us to share their recent work on the concept of data colonialism, data extraction,  and the criminal system.

September 22

Data Equity: Lessons Learned from the Road. Lauren Dixon from the Centerstone team will share their story of applying equity goals in their data work. 

September 29

Health statistics and data: how to find them and how to think about them. Join us for a demonstration with Public Health Librarian Michael Sholinbeck.

Join us for a free, informal discussion and Q&A series around applying data equity in the real world.