Toolkit: Data Activist Co-op Sessions

Introduction

The Greenpeace Data Activist Co-Op is a three day virtual collaboration bringing together social & environmental justice organizations, data & GIS professionals, activists, community leaders, scientists and climate leaders. Attendees will discover how progressive groups are working to protect data; learn how individuals traditionally marginalized by the information age can reclaim power over their data, and create toolkits to advance data justice work within your communities.

There are three central  themes; Data Activism & Ethics, Data for Social & Environmental Justice, and Mapping & Visual Storytelling. Within each theme there will be live presentations, interactive workshops, group challenges, recorded webinars, and Q&A sessions. Participants are also encouraged to partake in a fun hackathon-like-activity spanning the course of the co-op and provide time slots and shared workrooms so that we can share our efforts in tackling one important aspect of data injustice. 

The goals of Data Activist Coop are to: 

  1. Increase data literacy skills.
  2. Help establish a stronger link between data and progressive activism.  
  3. Facilitate a conversation about responsible and equitable use of data in the progressive and not-for-profit space.
The Co-Op will be on August 24-26, 2021, virtually with time slots ranging from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST. Sessions will be recorded and uploaded in this toolkit, zoom recording links are available below.

Day 1 — Tuesday

SESSION TITLE: REAL TIME GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS TRACKING FOR TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Mark Powell has worked in academia, conservation, and tech, with a focus on oceans. He is developing the Climate TRACE global shipping emissions model, and is working with users to drive impact in reducing CO2 emissions. 


SESSION TITLE: DATA ACTIVIST CO-OP KICK OFF SESSION! 

  • Presenter: Jasmine Conwell & Doug Krehbel, Greenpeace USA
  • Time: 10am ET / 7am PT / 2pm GMT 
  • Watch Recording

Join us for our kick off session! We’ll share updates and resources to stay in the loop during the three day event! 


SESSION TITLE: LOCAL FUTURES

  • Presenter: Sam Butler 
  • Time: 11am  ET / 8am PT / 3pm GMT 
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SESSION TITLE: DATA PROTECTION MATTERS! HOW TO CREATE GDPR-COMPLIANT CAMPAIGNS.

  • Presenter: Jennifer Brody (she/her),  AccessNow
  • Time: 11am  ET / 8am PT / 3pm GMT 
  • Zoom RSVP: This session is pre-recorded and will be available to watch at any time. 

Jennifer Brody is U.S. Advocacy Manager at Access Now. She closely monitors legislative developments in the U.S. pertaining to digital rights and supports the organization’s global advocacy campaigns. Previously, Jen managed programs to combat disinformation online and enhance government accountability worldwide at the National Democratic Institute. Before that, she covered tech policy as a legislative staffer on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Jen also has experience working on Latin American affairs for the UN Population Fund and in peacebuilding at a Colombian think tank. Jen holds a MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


SESSION TITLE: OPEN DATA FOR JUSTICE: USING PUBLIC DATA TO TRACK AND PREVENT UTILITY SHUT OFFS

  • Presenter: Shelby Green from Friend, Providence Neighborhood Association
  • Time: 12pm ET / 9am PT / 4pm GMT 
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Shelby Green will be presenting on how to use data and technology to your advantage when organizing fast-paced campaigns. She will share the tips she learned while tracking and preventing utility shutoffs in Tallahassee, FL. 

Shelby Green is an aspiring civic technologist that relies on tactical methods to solve public problems. She’s inspired by the black women who came before her, relentlessly protecting and caring for their community in whatever ways they could. 

The Providence Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses within its boundaries to care for each other by sharing their resources and time. The neighborhood association’s main priorities are sustainable growth, development, and cultural preservation.


SESSION TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL GAMIFICATION AND BEHAVIOR DESIGN

  • Presenter: Katie Patrick, author “How To Save the World”
  • Time: 12pm ET / 9am PT / 4pm GMT 
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: tgH1qh%2

Fitbit for the Planet Design: How to use environmental data, behavior psychology, and gamification to drive people to take action

Katie Patrick is an Australian-American environmental engineer, designer, and author of How to Save the World: How to Make Changing the World the Greatest Game We’ve Ever Played. and hosts the podcast, How to Save the World, where she investigates academic research in environmental psychology. She specializes in what she calls “Fitbit for the Planet” design – which means applying data-driven gamification and behavior-change techniques to environmental problems. Katie has worked on environmental gamification projects with NASA JPL, Stanford University, UNEP, Google, the University of California, Magic Leap, and the Institute for the Future.

Katie is the founder of UrbanCanopy.io, a map-based application that uses satellite imaging of urban heat islands and vegetation cover to encourage urban greening and cooling initiatives. She is also the co-founder of Energy Lollipop, a Chrome extension and outdoor screen project that shows the electric grid’s CO2 emissions in real-time.


SESSION TITLE: COMMUNITY CHALLENGE #1: CONNECTING A LIVE SPREADSHEET TO A WEB MAP

  • Presenter: Megan Danielson, Mapbox
  • Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMT 
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SESSION TITLE: DATA INTEGRITY INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY

  • Presenter: Doug Krehbel, Greenpeace USA
  • Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMT 
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: @TkPrVU0

SESSION TITLE: COMMUNITY CHALLENGE #2: OFFICE HOURS AND BEYOND THE TUTORIAL WEB MAPPING

  • Presenter: Megan Danielson (she/her/hers),  Mapbox
  • Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT / 6pm GMT 
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SESSION TITLE: A better supporter experience powered by data pipelines

  • Presenter: Preston Tollinger, Chief Executive Officer at Bluelink
  • Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT / 6pm GMT 
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Preston will be talking about the importance of integrating data between your tools to drive a better supporter experience. He will start with why and generally how, then do some direct demos with specific examples. There will be ample time for Q&A at the end.

Preston has been fascinated by computers since age 8. After studying computer science in college, he built software for multiple domains including NASA and two startups in health tech. In 2019, he felt it was an all-hands-on-deck moment to build tech for progressive groups and campaigns. He co-founded Bluelink to make it easier for non-technical staffers and engineers to flow data between progress tools.

Bluelink lets non-technical users set up data flows between tools so their campaigns and groups can automatically run processes to save time/money for strategic work while using context to improve the voter / supporter experience.


SESSION TITLE: HOW DATA STORYTELLERS CAN DEPLOY QUANTITATIVE METAPHORS TO MAKE ABSTRACT PROBLEMS MORE TANGIBLE.

  • Presenter: Clayton Aldern (he/him/his), Grist
  • Time: 3pm ET / 12pm ET / 7pm GMT 
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: YM$8#WeS

Clayton Aldern leads data journalism at Grist. A Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow, his writing and data visualization have appeared in The Atlantic, The Economist, The Guardian, Vox, and many other publications. He holds a master’s in neuroscience and a master’s in public policy from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar. Previously, he led the data analysis and program evaluation team for homelessness programs at Pierce County, Washington. Aldern is also a research affiliate of the University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and with the housing scholar Gregg Colburn, he is the author of the forthcoming book Homelessness is a Housing Problem (UC Press, 2022). His current research interests concern the neurobiological impacts of rapid environmental change.


SESSION TITLE: THE CLIMATE CABINET SCORE: NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STATE LEGISLATORS

  • Presenter: Caroline Spears,  Climate Cabinet 
  • Time: 4pm ET / 1pm PT / 8pm GMT 

Caroline Spears is the founder of Climate Cabinet Action, which helps candidates run, win and legislate on the climate crisis. Climate Cabinet Action does two things: candidate engagement and legislator accountability, using a dataset of climate impacts and solutions for every state legislature district in the country. She has been recognized as a Grist 50 “Fixer,” on CNN, and as part of the New Media Ventures 2020 Cohort. Before Climate Cabinet Action she worked in the solar industry, and has a B.S. and M.S. in Atmosphere and Energy Engineering from Stanford University.


SESSION TITLE: EARTH HACKS: ENVIRONMENTAL HACKATHONS AS A VEHICLE FOR CLIMATE ACTION

  • Presenter: Sanjana Paul (she/her/hers), Earth Hacks
  • Time: 4pm ET / 1pm PT / 8pm GMT 
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: Or07*x4N

Sanjana Paul is the executive director and co-founder of The Earth Hacks Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and physics, and is currently a researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab. Previously, she worked as an atmospheric science software developer at NASA, an NSF REU participant in extreme ultraviolet engineering in the Kapteyn-Murnane Lab in JILA at the University of Colorado Boulder, and as a Conservation Innovation Fellow at Conservation X Labs. When not shooting lasers around or coding solutions to climate issues, she likes exploring the outdoors and baking delicious treats.


 

Day 2 — Wednesday

SESSION TITLE: GIS DATA ANALYSIS ON SEA LEVEL RISE IMPACT ON POPULATION AND LAND AREA IN EAST ASIA.

  • Presenter: Jiao Wang, Greenpeace East Asia
  • Time: 9am ET / 6am PT / 1pm GMT
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Jiao will be presenting on how she used GIS and remote sensing data to visualize the sea level rise impact in the future in East Asia. The outputs include interactive maps, videos and infographics. The message has been covered by over 100 media outlets. 

Jiao Wang is a GIS specialist with Greenpeace East Asia. She visualized climate change impact by using GIS and remote sensing data.


SESSION TITLE:  URBAN DEFORESTATION

Christopher Dawes spent most of his career working for two large financial institutions as a Product Manager while being a prolific filmmaker in his spare time. He has produced over 30 mini-documentaries on a wide range of topics. His work tends to present wrongs in need of righting. He excels in solving logistical problems with a creative approach and solving creative problems with a logistical approach.


SESSION TITLE: TRACKING VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION FROM START TO FINISH

  • Presenter: Kaitlyn Trent, Greenpeace USA
  • Time: 10am ET / 7am PT / 2pm GMT
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Kaitlyn Trent has been involved with Greenpeace USA, in one way or another, for nearly 10 years. She has been on the Distributed Organizing Team for two years and recently moved to the Plastic Free Future Campaign team as a Plastics Campaigner. Kaitlyn’s devotion to tracking a volunteer’s journey throughout their activism has proven to be absolutely necessary in measuring volunteer impact. Her session will share her team’s recent endeavors using Airtable to track volunteer progress.  


SESSION TITLE: PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Presenter: Ashley Mocorro Powell, Véronique Couttee, & Sanjana Paul
  • Time: 10am ET / 7am PT / 2pm GMT
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: 3K%GvjH0

Building Capacity and Agency for Global Communities of Color in a #NewNormal

Ashley, Véronique, and Sanjana will share in a panel discussion on how they each bring their lived experiences as womxn of color and non-binary leadership to the environmental justice, climate crisis, and technology sectors. Each leader will share personal highlights and continued barriers faced in these fields and the importance of organizing collaboratively toward a Just Transition. During this session, we will examine together our own paths and placed-based leadership to address the gaps in understanding environmental data, navigating the digital divide, and advocating for community-led data collection and equitable usage practices. We aim to meet others seeking to address related health inequities due to environmental racism, structural inequality, and underrepresented voices in policy making and global climate action.

Ashley D. Mocorro Powell is a member of the inaugural Environmental Justice Leaders Workgroup at City of Tacoma working toward an equitable and just Climate Action Plan. Ashley focuses on building and amplifying meaningful civic participatory processes and strategic capacity building for frontline communities in Greater Pierce County-Tacoma, Washington. More recently they have been organizing around and addressing structural inequities for low income, communities of color across Washington State in local food systems, outdoor recreation economies, career connected learning & education, and green stormwater infrastructure workforce.

Sanjana Paul is the executive director and co-founder of The Earth Hacks Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and physics, and is currently a researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab. Previously, she worked as an atmospheric science software developer at NASA, an NSF REU participant in extreme ultraviolet engineering in the Kapteyn-Murnane Lab in JILA at the University of Colorado Boulder, and as a Conservation Innovation Fellow at Conservation X Labs. When not shooting lasers around or coding solutions to climate issues, she likes exploring the outdoors and baking delicious treats.

Véronique Couttee is from the tropical island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. This is also where she started her journey as a conservation biologist and birder. Through a Fulbright scholarship, she left her small tropical paradise to embark on a master’s degree in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy at the University at Albany in New York. As a Dangermond Fellow based in upstate New York, she worked on mapping solutions focusing on climate, coastal conservation, and bird-friendly communities. She recently launched a geospatial consulting service, Geospatial Equity Tech. https://linktr.ee/vero_0509 


SESSION TITLE: MEASURING MOVEMENTS: LESSONS FROM SUNRISE MOVEMENT

  • Presenter: Brittany Bennett, Sunrise Movement
  • Time: 11am ET / 8am PT / 3pm GMT
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SESSION TITLE: DECOLONIZING GLOBAL HEALTH

  • Presenter: Jessica Long,  Maad.IO
  • Time: 11am ET / 8am PT / 3pm GMT
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: x=OE9V+h

Jessica will discuss her insights from designing digital monitoring tools for national-scale health programs in West Africa. Topics will include: Inclusive design, Building IT capacity within government organizations, Fund-raising practices that support local economic development.

She will then talk about her experiences building a tech company with two Senegalese cofounders, and why she believes that durable economic progress must come from paradigmatic shifts in power. Local productive capacity in West Africa must be built up in the form of institutions created and imagined in the same places where they operate.

Jessica is a leader in the software industry who runs a tech start-up in Dakar, Senegal to support last-mile distribution. Jessica graduated from Stanford University (BS / MS), where she studied symbolic systems and computer science. She has since split her career between deploying digital monitoring tools to operational settings in Francophone Africa (mostly for national health systems), and building software for Silicon Valley start-ups (including the early days of Airbnb). Jessica cares a lot about finding the right way to apply scalable technology solutions to make products and services more available to under-served populations.

Maad provides a B2B software platform and mobile app to digitally manage field operations. Their clients’ field teams support food and beverage distribution, offgrid solar sales, agricultural extension work, health sector projects, and tree-planting. Maad is actively developing a powerful tech-first approach to last-mile distribution.


SESSION TITLE: STORYTELLING WITH WEB MAPS

  • Presenter: Marena Brinkhurst (she/her/hers), Mapbox
  • Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMT
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​​Marena is a Program Manager on the Community team at Mapbox, which supports social impact partners to use Mapbox tools. She manages non-profit partnerships, curates volunteering opportunities, and coordinates donation-matching. Marena loves to explore how digital maps can support community organizing, data visualization, storytelling, campaigns, and crowdsourcing projects. Marena grew up in Nova Scotia and studied environmental sciences and land management before working with Indigenous communities on land use planning and land protection initiatives. She joined Mapbox to further her exploration of geospatial tools and to support more organizations to use maps for positive impact.


SESSION TITLE: IMPACTFUL DATA VISUALIZATION AT ANY SCALE

  • Presenters: Dino Citraro, Wes Bernegger, Rik Ghosh, and Zach Bogart, Periscopic
  • Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT / 6pm GMT
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SESSION TITLE: RELATIONAL CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS: MOVING FROM THEORY TO MEASUREMENT

  • Presenter: Jack Zhou, Ph.D.,  Climate Advocacy Lab
  • Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT / 6pm GMT
  • Watch Recording  Access Passcode: fY^@zL%6

As relational organizers have long known, ordinary people can be some of the most persuasive and effective communicators to their friends, family members, and neighbors.

Panelists Jack Zhou (Climate Advocacy Lab), Ari Trujillo-Wesler (Sierra Club), and Taiji Nelson (Carnegie Museum of Natural History) will discuss the promise of climate conversations as a way to decrease the gap between high climate concern and low feelings of efficacy, as well as some of the difficulties and ethical considerations when it comes to testing and measuring the tactic.

Jack Zhou produces and manages the Climate Advocacy Lab’s social science resources for webinars, workshops, and other outreach engagements. His research interests include motivated reasoning, framing effects, and political polarization. In other words, how people think about climate change, how they process information on the issue, and what gets in the way. Prior to joining the Lab, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in energy policy and survey methods. He received a B.S. from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Duke University.

Taiji is the Senior Program Manager for the Climate in Rural Systems Partnership at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. He has worked for over a decade facilitating outdoor environmental education programs in urban parks, with a specific focus on supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and identity development in teens. In his current role, he seeks to foster a comfortable space for community organizations to experiment with strategies that help rural communities envision a hopeful future while addressing climate change.


SESSION TITLE: BIRDS OF A FEATHER ROUND TABLE OPEN DISCUSSION: DATA ETHICS 

  • Presenter: Data Activist Co-op Working Group Members
  • Time: 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 7pm GMT
  • This session does not have a recording

Join us for a birds of a feather round table open discussion session all about data ethics! Learn more about this style of discussion here.


SESSION TITLE: CO-OP CHALLENGE

  • Presenter: Seth Laxman, Greenpeace USA
  • Time: 4pm ET / 1pm PT / 8pm GMT
  • This session does not have a recording

 

Day 3 — Thursday

SESSION TITLE: THE GLOBAL MAPPING HUB

  • Presenter: Marina Drozdovskaya (she/her/hers),  Greenpeace Russia
  • Time: 9am ET / 6am PT / 1pm GMT
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Marina has been a mapping volunteer for about 5 years, she is a self-learned mapper/novice-developer, responsible for managing Russian Mapping Community and also has experience in crowdsource mapping projects.


SESSION TITLE: MAKING THE GRADE: HOW CAN WE COMPARE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON THEIR COMMITMENTS TO AN EQUITABLE FOSSIL FUEL PHASE-OUT?

  • Presenter: Sarah Colbourn, Duke University/Greenpeace USA
  • Time: 10am ET / 7am PT / 2pm GMT
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SESSION TITLE: FIRE RESPONSE WORK AT GREENPEACE RUSSIA

  • Presenter: Zhenya Naumova, Greenpeace Russia
  • Time: 11am ET / 8am PT /  3pm GMT 
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: 6V0*BEfU

SESSION TITLE: PARSONS: A UNIVERSAL ADAPTOR FOR PROGRESSIVE TOOLS

  • Presenter: Melissa Woods & Tali Jona (she/her/hers),  The Movement Cooperative
  • Time: 11am ET / 8am PT / 3pm GMT
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Tali first got involved in electoral politics as an Organizer on Arizona’s 2018 Democratic Coordinated Campaign, going on to work at the Progressive Turnout Project, where she analyzed field, digital, and mail programs across 160 races. At TMC, Tali provides data and technical support to seven progressive partner organizations, including developing Python-based syncs and data pipelines, sync outs, migrating voter file and CRM data to external tools, and advising on voter outreach tools and methods. Outside of TMC, she enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, and running by Lake Michigan.


SESSION TITLE: MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE: HOW RELATIONAL ORGANIZING FILLS THE GAPS IN TRADITIONAL METHODS 

  • Presenter: Dani Neuharth-Keusch (she/her/hers), Organizing Empowerment Project
  • Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMT
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Dani is an organizer and trainer committed to empowering grassroots organizations and movement leaders with the skills and resources to win victories and build power. In her current role as a coaching specialist at Organizing Empowerment, Dani supports grassroots organizations across the country to launch, run, and strengthen relational-forward organizing programs. Dani got her start at Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing, and has led field campaigns in Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Dani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Anthropology from Cornell University and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Virginia, she now lives in Austin with her two rescue dogs, Katie and Josie.


SESSION TITLE: CO-OP CHALLENGE

  • Presenter: Seth Laxman, Greenpeace USA
  • Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMT
  • This session does not have a recording

SESSION TITLE: THE IMPORTANCE OF MAPPING WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM THE IMPACTS OF OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

  • Presenter: Erica Jackson and Karen Edelstein, FracTracker
  • Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT / 6pm GMT
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SESSION TITLE: DATA, DIRECT ACTION & DIPLOMACY: HOW COMMUNITIES CAN COORDINATE CAMPAIGNS FROM GRASSROOTS TO GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS BASED ON THEIR OWN DATA.

  • Presenter: Joshua Cooper (he/him/his), Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights
  • Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT / 6pm GMT
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: C!Lv7QX6

Joshua Cooper is an academic, advocate, author, analyst and activist based in Hawaii. Joshua has created, crafted and coordinated dozens of courses in Political Science, Journalism and Peace Studies. Cooper holds positions of Senior Global Advocacy Manager; Senior Director of Communications & Community Engagement; Senior Director of Global Governance & International Initiatives; Senior Director of Research, Policy & Law with multiple peoples movements, NGOs, human rights defenders associations Joshua Cooper is a human rights advocate engaging in global and regional mechanisms guaranteeing fundamental freedoms. Cooper has participated as an official observer at United Nations meetings in both the charter and treaty bodies of the human rights machinery for over a decade.Cooper attends the main human rights treaty bodies focusing on civil, political, economic, social, cultural, racial discrimination, women, torture, children, migrant workers, disabilities and disappearances. Cooper participated in the preparation of national shadow reports, meeting with experts, coordinating NGO engagement with the OHCHR secretariat, presenting specific violations of rights enshrined in the conventions and also testimony for the treaty bodies.

Cooper serves on the National Human Rights Cities Alliance for the United States of America and participates on the Steering Committee coordinating strategic sessions as well as workshops and country-wide convenings. Cooper drafted legislation for Hawaii to be first State of Human Rights and advocated for similar legal measures as the Cities for CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Cooper is active in the development and climate change advocacy. Cooper attends the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences of Parties since Copenhagen through Paris including current Talanoa initiatives. Cooper participated in the negotiations from the Rio+20 Summit to the adoption at the UN General Assembly of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Cooper advises Major Groups and Other Stakeholders in the UN Voluntary National Reviews for the High Level Political Forum and is mobilizing subnational initiatives such as Voluntary Local Reviews spearheaded by cities. 


SESSION TITLE: DEMO OF CIVICRM, THE OPEN SOURCE CRM, AND A FAST OVERVIEW OF INTEGRATIONS

  • Presenter: Joe McLaughlin
  • Time: 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 7pm GMT
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SESSION TITLE: TREE EQUITY MAP

  • Presenter: Rohit Musti, American Forests
  • Time: 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 7pm GMT
  • Watch Recording Access Passcode: 1&uS#H0g

SESSION TITLE: CLOSING SESSION: VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR & REVIEW OF ACTIVIST ATLAS

  • Presenter: Data Activist Co-op Working Group Members
  • Time: 4pm ET / 1pm PT / 8pm GMT
  • This session does not have a recording

Join us in our last session for a virtual happy hour and review of our community challenge, the Activist Atlas! 


 

The Community Challenge

The Activist Atlas

Our co-op challenge will allow us to collaborate in workshops to implement concepts presented across our three data activism themes and create the opportunity to connect with people and projects both near them and across the world to explore the many different ways data activism can be applied to make a difference!

The Activist Atlas will: 

  • Serve as a geospatial rolodex showcasing skills people have and can share with others 
  • Highlight individuals and projects in need of support across the data activist movement 
  • Give participants the opportunity to learn-by-doing and apply the knowledge and skills gained at the co-op

We encourage attendees and presenters to input entries for themselves as well as past, current, and future data activist projects. 

Join the discussion in our slack channel: #coop-challenge

Before the sessions, please create free accounts for:

Once you have accounts for these tools, you are ready to follow the sheet mapper tutorial!

Coop Activity Technical Instructions

Presenters

Day 1 

  • Mark Powell, Climate TRACE
  • Jasmine Conwell, Greenpeace USA 
  • Doug Krehbel, Greenpeace USA
  • Sam Butler 
  • Jennifer Brody, AccessNow
  • Shelby Green from Friend, Providence Neighborhood Association
  • Katie Patrick, author “How To Save the World”
  • Megan Danielson, Mapbox
  • Preston Tollinger, Bluelink

Day 2 

  • Jiao Wang, Greenpeace East Asia
  • Christopher Dawes (he/him/his),  Dawes Digital
  • Kaitlyn Trent, Greenpeace USA 
  • Sanjana Paul 
  • Ashley Mocorro Powell
  • Véronique Couttee
  • Brittany Bennett, Sunrise Movement
  • Jessica Long,  Maad.IO
  • Megan Danielson, Mapbox
  • Wes Bernegger, Periscopic
  • Dino Citraro, Periscopic
  • Rik Ghosh, Periscopic
  • Zach Bogart, Periscopic
  • Jack Zhou, Ph.D.,  Climate Advocacy Lab
  • Rohit Musti, American Forests
  • Seth Laxman, Greenpeace USA

Day 3

  • Marina Drozdovskaya, Greenpeace Russia
  • Sarah Colbourn
  • Zhenya Naumova, Greenpeace Russia
  • Melissa Woods & Tali Jona, The Movement Cooperative
  • Dani Neuharth-Keusch, Organizing Empowerment Project
  • Seth Laxman, Greenpeace USA
  • Erica Jackson and Karen Edelstein, FracTracker
  • Joshua Cooper, Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights
  • Joe McLaughlin

After the Co-op

We want to hear your feedback so we can continue to host this co-op for years to come. We’d love to hear from you on a few questions, so we can make sure you have the best experience possible with our efforts moving forward. Please fill out this survey between Thursday August 26th and Monday September 13th.

To enter our raffle for an event T-Shirt please: 

  1. Attend at least 3 sessions 
  2. Complete this survey (coming soon!)

Resources

Why A Data Co-op?

  • To become activists with data, in the same manner that we are activists in direct, non-violent protest, we must work to reduce harm caused by biased data collection and fight to change the imbalance of information power and availability. 
  • To collaborate, learn, share and solve, Greenpeace invites you to our first ever Data Activist Co-Op. Attendees will come together for three days to engage with experienced field experts to discover how progressive groups are working to protect data; learn how individuals traditionally marginalized by the information age can reclaim power over their data, and create toolkits to advance data justice work in their own communities.

The Themes:

Data Ethics

  • How do we become the best stewards of data, for both our supporters and the public at large?
  • The Right to Be Forgotten, Data Ethics and Responsibility, Tools to give the best data respect

Data For Social & Environmental Justice

  • In what ways can we leverage data for targeted actions that empower groups and individuals through access to and reclamation of critical knowledge?
  • Environmental data for communities at risk, Data Feminism and righting imbalance, Powerful data sources for community organizing

Mapping / Visual Storytelling

  • What role do maps and other visualizations play in communicating powerful truths through crafting strategic narratives?
  • Easily accessible tools for visualizing and publishing analyses, telling compelling data stories