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Sunday, September 29 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Introduction to GIS for Equity and Social Justice (Half-Day Workshop) -AICP/CM Approved 3.5

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Introduction to GIS for Equity and Social Justice (Half-Day Workshop)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Greg Babinski, MA, GISP, GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
Nicole Franklin, Chief Equity Officer, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA

This workshop will serve as an introduction to recent trends and practices related to using GIS for Equity and Social Justice (ESJ). GIS professionals are bound by the GIS Code of Ethics 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.

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 on non-GIS professionals. Non-GIS professionals will become the largest community doing actual 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.

Learning Objectives:
  • Why GIS for Equity and Social Justice
  • GIS code of ethics and moral imperative
  • Principles of equity and social justice
  • The role of GIS professionals
  • The role of ESJ practitioners
  • The role of public policy
  • Critical race theory
  • Critical race spatial analysis
  • How upstream policies impact downstream outcomes
  • Understanding how maps and GIS can be used to create long-term inequity
  • How GIS and maps can expose oppression and inequity
  • How GIS can be used to manage and monitor pro-equity policies
  • Examples of public agencies with ESJ policy priorities
  • Educational resources for GIS professionals
  • The URISA GIS for ESJ workgroup

Audience : GIS professional plus Equity & Social Justice and public policy practitioners
Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop or adding a second half-day workshop

Thanks Data Transfer Solutions & New Light Technologies sponsors of the workshop notepads.

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Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where he has worked since 1998. Previously he worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. He holds an MA in geography... Read More →
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Nicole Franklin

Chief Equity Officer, King County Information Technology
Nicole Franklin develops workable, pragmatic solutions to technology access problems faced by the unserved and underserved communities. She serves as the chief equity officer for the Department of Information Technology, where she leads efforts to ensure social justice and equity... Read More →

Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Salon 22, 1st Floor