DataViz for Anti-Racism
This is a course about making the numbers real.
This is a forever free data visualization course.
It was designed to provide you with practical lessons on data visualization and illustration methods that could be useful in supporting the work of social justice organizations, community organizers, and activists.
- This specific course is not highly technical. We will use commercial but free to use tools (i.e. Canva) and regular use software (MS Excel).
- We will focus heavily on analyzing existing public datasets and sources.
- In terms of products, we will mostly be developing infographics, featured images, slide docs, and other forms of data illustration.
- I am a white male who believes that dismantling structural racism is a fundamental 21st century challenge. I also have a professional and educational background studying issues of racial equity.
- All that said, I am a privileged white male. I follow the strong leadership of BIPOC organizers, activists, and scholars. I see my job here as teaching techniques to support a cause I believe in, not to whitesplain racism.
- This course will grow over time.
There is an old joke about starting a business, it goes like this…
“Do you want to know the secret to making one million dollars?
First, you take two million dollars…”
I am not your normal kind of business coach.
My first attempt at a freelance business started in 2016.
And since that time I have worked alongside hundreds of new consultants, startups, and side hustlers at a free coworking space in North Carolina’s research triangle called The Frontier.
I have a masters in Sociology, not an MBA.
And well before my current business started to look more like a success, my first business had failed completely.
Yes, there is a lot you can learn from failure. I know I did. But that doesn’t mean you have to be the one who fails.
StartLesson 1: Introduction (0:57)
StartLesson 2: Exploring IDEA Data (2:21)
StartLesson 3: Analyzing Discipline Data (5:12)
StartLesson 4: Creating the Infographic (6:51)
StartLesson 5: Catch my Mistake? (1:47)
StartYour Turn: Infographic Project
StartDown the Rabbit Hole: Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III: Trumpeter for the Academic and Cultural Excellence of African American Children