Date/Time

Date(s) - 02/13/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle WA
98195
Cancelled due to the poor weather.
Using Data to Advance Racial Justice

Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Endowed Lecture

Data can be a powerful tool for fighting systemic racism and police violence. In this lecture, policy analyst and activist Samuel Sinyangwe (co-founder of We The Protesters, Mapping Police Violence, and Campaign Zero) will present strategies for using data to support organizing campaigns focused on equity and justice in the United States.

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February 13, 2019  l  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST 

About the Lecturer: Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies. Sam has supported movement activists across the country to collect and use data as a tool for fighting police violence through Mapping Police Violence and to advance solutions to police violence through Campaign Zero.

Previously, Sam worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He also worked with city leaders, youth activists and community organizations develop comprehensive agendas to achieve quality education, health, and justice for young black men. He has been named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and The Root 100.

Sam grew up in Orlando, Florida, and has been involved in organizing and advocacy since he was in high school. He graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system. To learn more about Sam, visit the full event webpage.

Sponsoring Departments: UW Graduate School, Information School, iSchool DataLab, eScience Institute, Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative
For more information about the entire 2018-2019 public lecture series, please visit: http://grad.uw.edu/public-lecture-series/.
If you have any questions, please contact the planner directly.