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DATA DiscoTech, Sept 19, 11a-3p, Samaritan Center

DataDiscoFinal DATA DiscoTech
Saturday, September 18, 11am-3pm
Samaritan Center
5555 Conner St.
Detroit 48213

The event is open to the public and free.

A “DiscoTech” is a term coined by the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and is short for “Discovering Technology.” These public technology fairs, offer interactive, multimedia
workshops to demystify technology concepts.

The Data Discotech will include hands-on data literacy trainings, community surveying and discussions about the potential benefits and harms of the City of Detroit’s Open Data policy.

Some examples of workshops that will be presented at the DiscoTech include How to FOIA, Mapping with Data,and Policy for Data Justice Provisions. Other workshops are organized in partnership with grassroots organizers working around issues of housing, food, land, education, and community benefits ordinances, highlighting their intersections with digital justice.

Examples of questions we hope to explore at the Data DiscoTech include:

  • What open data can we use and how can we use it to prevent water shutoffs?
  • What information on blight is available and how can communities use it to reclaim their communities?
  • What personal data is public?
  • How does one go about ensuring their identity is secure?
  • What makes up my online identity?
  • How can we further help people understand what data is available to help solve problems in their communities?
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Detroit March for Justice, October 3rd #Detroit4Justice

DetroitMarchSTDDetroit March for Justice, October 3rd, Noon.
Roosevelt Park, Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48216

Detroit didn’t just put the world on wheels.

The Motor City created a living wage and made social justice a reality for workers across America. And in a Wall Street economy where justice too often takes a back seat to profit, Detroit is still fighting for a living wage — and for clean air, access to drinking water, and freedom from pollution that is disrupting our climate and threatening our lives.

It’s a fight that touches all of us, every day, but it’s a fight some of our leaders want to ignore.

Here’s something our leaders can’t ignore: thousands of workers, families, doctors, children, teachers, faith leaders, and activists from all walks of life — all marching in the streets of Detroit.

Join the March for Justice and bring the fight for justice to the streets. Sign up now!

WHAT: March for Justice
WHERE: Roosevelt Park, Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48216
WHEN: October 3, 2015 12:00PM

Join us on October 3 to march in Detroit and tell the world that we need real leadership to help move us forward. We need complete justice. That means housing justice, water justice, environmental justice, worker justice, food justice, social justice, and much more.

To become a partner, receive updates, or organize a group to attend the march, contact andrew.sarpolis@sierraclub.org or rhonda.anderson@sierraclub.org.