Data as protest. Data as accountability. Data as collective action.
In the face of racial injustice and the effects of systemic voids in data representative of black communities, Data for Black Lives raises awareness and provides resources and tools for those who will activate for change. Read more about the organization and its efforts to empower data activists, black healthcare workers, and black communities to communicate, make demands, raise awareness and share the true impact of COVID 19 in the face of disproportionate reporting. Access existing data sources including county level, census, and death rates for black communities.
What can you do?
- Become a Member
- Donate to the organization
- Join a local hub in a community near you
- Follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram or GitHub
- Join the Black Lives III event live on December 11-13, 2020 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. Registration opens in September 2020.
At DASH and All In, over 200 collaborations are working together to promote community health through data, collaboration, and community leadership. Driving this effort is the fight for racial justice and health equity – without which people cannot reach their optimal level of health and communities cannot thrive.
- Rob Goyanes, Vice reporter, covers D4BL in “Data for Black Lives Is an Organization Using Analytics as a Tool for Social Change.”
- Dr. Rhea W. Boyd, pediatrician, medical educator, child health advocate, and health data activist, discusses racial biases in big data on the All In podcast.
- Ruha Benjamin discusses the concept of the “New Jim Code” to account for the range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity in this talk
- Watch Dr. Boyd’s memorable keynote speech at the 2019 All In National Conference.