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January 10–12, 2019
Data weapons Education justice Climate justice Data governance Democracy


This weekend we will turn a critical eye to the role that data and technology have played in Black communities. In panels, workshops, and over meals, we will chart out a bold new vision for the future, in which data is used in novel ways to build progressive movements and promote civic engagement, to develop resilience in the face of environmental catastrophe and social emergency, to detect and expose racism in housing, education, and public health. Where new and emerging technologies do not reinforce and amplify existing structures of oppression, but uplift and empower the most marginalized among us and unleash our true human potential.

Over 600 Participants

  • 70% participants of color
  • 50% Black




participants provided discounted rates and/or travel support


activists and organizers working on issues ranging from housing to public health to education justice.


data scientists and software engineers

Over 40 presenters

  • 80% panelists of color
  • 70% Black
  • 60% Women/GNC