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Check out this Data-Smart City Solutions article about the Anchor Collaborative's work increasing census response rates and combatting voter disenfranchisement with data and mapping.
In this episode Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews Elana Needle, the director of the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative at the Latino civil rights organization UnidosUS. The Anchor Collaborative is a group of nine multi-racial, national organizations, including the NAACP, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Together they utilize data, mapping, spatial analytics, community engagement, and advocacy to report and combat the racist power structures that have disenfranchised millions of Americans of color.
Listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts, to hear Professor Goldsmith and Director Needle discuss the value of data-driven advocacy, how mapping can improve census response rates, and how cooperative efforts can increase racial equity on a local and national scale. Transcript available here.