Data for Black Lives is a movement of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. Our blog aims to provide insights into our work by highlighting our research, organizing, and policy updates across all branches of our organization.
1. Promote Black Self Determination:Public education on what the various Data Weapons are and how to organize against them
2. Shift the National Narrative:Document and promote storytelling by Black communities and individuals directly impacted by data weapons
3. Data Consolidation and Collection: Establish a dataset of carceral and surveillance technologies in use based on US location. Inform and Support Policy Innovation: Cultivate and support targeted campaigns to move policy concerning the use of data weapons