Race and Place Seminar Series to Explore Role of Racial Justice in Geospatial Analytics

Join us for three seminars addressing the role of racial justice in geospatial analytics. At the end of the semester, the series will conclude with a panel discussion about the state of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity in academia.

This semester, the Geospatial Graduate Student Organization (GGSO) at North Carolina State University will host a three-part Race and Place seminar series, intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by speaking to environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the geographical and geospatial sciences.

January through March, invited faculty speakers will discuss their research at the intersection of geospatial analytics and justice, and the series will conclude in April with a panel discussion about the state of diversity, inclusion and racial equity in academia.

“We’ll be bringing ideas of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into the forefront of what we do,” says Alexander Yoshizumi, Geospatial Analytics doctoral student and co-president of the GGSO. “They are so important to our work whether we realize it or not. There are so many examples of bias in research through history. Our hope is to become better scientists.”

The virtual seminar series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Presentations will be recorded and posted on the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ YouTube channel.

Jan. 25, 2021 | noon to 1 p.m. ET | Zoom: https://go.ncsu.edu/race-and-place
Just technological enough: planning for transformative disaster resilience through community-university research and action partnerships
Bethany Cutts, faculty fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; associate professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
UPDATE: Watch a closed-captioned video of the presentation on YouTube.

Feb. 22, 2021 | noon to 1 p.m. ET | Zoom: https://go.ncsu.edu/race-and-place
The importance of your eco-system
Mickey Fearn, professor of the practice (2013–2020), College of Natural Resources
UPDATE: Watch a closed-captioned video of the presentation on YouTube.

March 22, 2021 | noon to 1 p.m. ET | Zoom: https://go.ncsu.edu/race-and-place
Jennifer Richmond-Bryant, faculty fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; associate professor of the practice, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

April 14, 2021 | 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. ET | https://go.ncsu.edu/race-and-place
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Academia
Panel: Bethany Cutts, Mickey Fearn, Jennifer Richmond-Bryant
Moderator: Stacy Nelson, Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Natural Resources; faculty fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

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