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Beyond the Numbers: Centering Communities in the Data Narrative

This two-hour, interactive workshop focuses on the power of the data narrative and community engagement by examining data justice principles.

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Who should really be in control of the data narrative? In this introduction to data justice principles, equity means centering community stories, history and wisdom. This VIRTUAL interactive workshop fosters critical thinking to interpret data and develop data narratives that center communities. When using data, it is critical to unpack the stories behind the statistics, graphs, and catchy media sound bites. The power of the data narrative in decision-making can significantly impact policies and resource allocation, and it is the community from which data derives that is entitled to its ownership, narrative creation, and benefits.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • An enhanced understanding of data equity
  • Improved data-driven decision-making processes and new ideas for using data to tell stories
  • Tools to share impact and communicate data effectively


Remember to check out our Policy and Leadership workshop primer videos to get oriented to our approach to racial equity content! Click here


Space is limited: A maximum of 100 people can register and a minimum number of 20 is required in order for the workshop to run effectively.

Price: $250 per participant 

Discount available at $200 per person to organizations planning to register five or more participants.


Dr. Roslind Blasingame-Buford and Veronica Vidal

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email approving your registration after payment is completed or a purchase order number is provided.

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