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Mar 30

Virtual CYD Community Conversation “Data as Power “

March 30, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

We invite you to a     

Virtual CYD Community Conversation  

"Data as Power "  

Thursday, March 30, 2023     

12:30-2:00 pm  PST 

Please register by clicking HERE   

Data is power. Who is doing the counting, what is being counted, and why it is being counted are all aspects of data collection that historically have been used to tell stories that are not owned by communities and have been often used to cause harm. At this session, learn about new ways to collect data such as through interactive storytelling and creating visual tools with an educational and civic purpose.  What are new and emerging ways to share and  collect data that is owned by and empowers communities? We look forward to seeing you there!

Convening speakers include:

Lina Maria Giraldo is a Colombian-born, Boston-based designer, interactive media artist, and storyteller with a Co-design, Civic Media, Art, and Technology background. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Data Visualization in the Journalism Department at Emerson College. Her work focuses on interactive storytelling for social change through data visualization, grassroots storytelling, public installations, and computer-generated work. Through the power of collective storytelling, including data literacy from a maker perspective, her work explores questions related to identity, data democratization, and environmental justice within minorities of color, mainly Latine.

Tim Lord is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DreamYard Project, Inc., a Bronx-based arts and social justice pedagogy organization.  DreamYard works with over 10,000 young people annually in 55 public schools K-12th Grade, including the DreamYard Prep High School, at the DreamYard Art Center and in creative career pathways programs.  Tim is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow in the Winter 2019 cohort and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 


CYD Community Conversations are facilitated through a partnership between EdVestors and Mass Cultural Council.   

Meetings of the Mass Cultural Council provide auto-generated captioning. If there are additional accommodations that we might provide to ensure your participation, please let us know.  


March 30, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm