Workshop explores using data and maps for social justice

Data and maps are necessary tools for many fields of research and scholarship, but how can they be used to advance causes related to social justice? A free workshop, “Data and Maps for Social Justice” will explore answers to that question on Wednesday, September 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies (CCGT), located in room 412 of the R.M. Cooper Library.

The workshop will feature lightning talks, a hands-on workshop and breakout sessions and will include several speakers from different disciplines across the University:

  • Shamella Cromartie, associate dean for organizational performance and inclusion for Clemson Libraries
  • Alex Jensen, Ph.D. candidate in wildlife biology
  • Amanda Regan, assistant professor of history
  • Altheia Richardson, assistant vice president for strategic diversity leadership
  • Rhondda Thomas, the Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature

The workshop is free for University students, faculty and staff, and lunch is included. Click here to register.

The goal of the workshop is to assess the impact of data and visualization choices, increase awareness of trends and practices and promote collaboration opportunities across campus among students, faculty and staff interested in advancing social justice in academia, communities and society as a whole.

The workshop is sponsored by the CCGT, the Scholars’ Lab and Clemson Mappers.