News@Northeastern: Northeastern Researcher Pledges To Unlock Power Of Cellphone-generated Mobility Data To Benefit Neighborhoods

News@Northeastern: Northeastern Researcher Pledges To Unlock Power Of Cellphone-generated Mobility Data To Benefit Neighborhoods. “In a joint effort funded by the National Science Foundation, scientists from Northeastern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology plan to build a public mobility data platform for the Boston area that will help neighborhoods and communities use cellphone-generated data to address issues of social equity, racial and socioeconomic segregation, economic development and climate resilience.”

Colorado State University: Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations

Colorado State University: Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations. “This week marks the launch of Colorado EnviroScreen, the interactive online environmental justice tool to help disproportionately impacted communities and designed by three Colorado State University entities for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). More specifically, EnviroScreen identifies the Colorado communities that have been most impacted by systematic barriers to health and wellness and the cumulative impact of environmental pollution.”

Digital Inclusion Navigator: A platform to help bridge digital divide for billions (World Economic Forum)

World Economic Forum: Digital Inclusion Navigator: A platform to help bridge digital divide for billions. “The Forum’s EDISON Alliance has launched a new tool to share best practices in expanding digital inclusion: the Digital Inclusion Navigator. The Navigator is open to all, and will ultimately convene and share the best ideas and practices of the digital inclusion policymaking community the world over.”

Scoop NZ: New Zealand’s First Database On Youth Leadership Opportunities Launches During Youth Week 2022

Scoop NZ: New Zealand’s First Database On Youth Leadership Opportunities Launches During Youth Week 2022. “Whether it’s becoming a youth MP, joining a youth advisory panel, or partaking in youth leadership conferences locally or abroad, the Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database seeks to level the playing field by making access to information on youth leadership more transparent, fair, and equitable for all young people.”

Norwood News: Housing Affordability, Racial Equity, Displacement Data to be Tracked via City’s New Interactive Tool

Norwood News: Housing Affordability, Racial Equity, Displacement Data to be Tracked via City’s New Interactive Tool. “City officials said the new tool will allow the public to more easily see and explore data about housing, demographics, public health, and more, while also comparing that data across neighborhoods and racial and ethnic groups as we plan for a fairer city. Interactive mock-ups of what the tool is expected to look like, and a more in-depth description of the tool are available to view here: Equitable Development Data Tool.”

SportAndDev: New tool addresses racial inequities in sport

SportAndDev: New tool addresses racial inequities in sport. “The free online Racial Equity Assessment & Learning Tool (REAL) allows users to self-assess their internal systems and practices and provides steps that can be taken to improve an organization’s ability to address structural racism. U.S.-based sports organizations are strongly encouraged to use the free tool to help support work to advance racial equity across the sector.” This is one of those “answer a bunch of questions and get a PDF download” tools, but unlike many of those it does NOT ask for your email or any other personal information. (You do have to answer some general questions about your organization.)

Hyperallergic: Busch-Reisinger Museum’s New Instagram Account Redefines the Boundaries of Its Collection

Hyperallergic: Busch-Reisinger Museum’s New Instagram Account Redefines the Boundaries of Its Collection. “Founded as the Germanic Museum at the turn of the 20th century, the Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum has reinvented itself spatially and conceptually on several occasions over its nearly 120-year history. In recent years the museum’s curatorial team has been reassessing what these moments of reinvention mean for the museum’s identity in the 21st century. How can the Busch-Reisinger remain vital well into the future? How will the contours of the museum change, whether through new acquisitions, the reframing of current holdings, or the changing demands of contemporary audiences?”

Colorado Virtual Library: Next Draft: A Monthly Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion digest from EDIT

Colorado Virtual Library: Next Draft: A Monthly Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion digest from EDIT. “This month we launched a monthly Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion digest from EDIT, the Colorado Virtual Library EDI Team. In it you’ll find recent EDI-related posts and events. This digest is sent to Libnet subscribers, but we will also be sharing here on the Colorado Virtual Library.”

IEEE Spectrum: Introducing the New IEEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website

IEEE Spectrum: Introducing the New IEEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website. “The platform lists a variety of IEEE resources such as its nondiscrimination policy, code of ethics, and accessibility statement. The new site also highlights ongoing efforts by various IEEE groups that are taking action toward building a diverse, equitable, and welcoming environment such as IEEE regions and geographic units, technical societies, the IEEE Board of Directors, Technical Activities Board committees, and IEEE Women in Engineering.”

Introducing The Collective: A newsletter for passing the mic on the path to equity (Poynter)

Poynter: Introducing The Collective: A newsletter for passing the mic on the path to equity. “As we approach the first anniversary of the racial reckoning in America’s newsrooms, the unique challenges of being a journalist of color continue. And who understands what we’re going through better than someone who has been through it themselves? That’s why we’re excited to launch The Collective, a newsletter that will come out on the last Wednesday of the month starting in April. We’re looking for fresh voices to elevate.”

Dublin People: National Library receives records of #WakingTheFeminists movement for future digital preservation

Dublin People: National Library receives records of #WakingTheFeminists movement for future digital preservation. “The National Library of Ireland has today announced the donation of the archive of the #WakingTheFeminists movement to the national collection. The donation was marked by an online event, attended by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin. #WakingTheFeminists was a highly successful grassroots campaign for equality for women in Irish theatre that ran from 2015-2016.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines

University of Wisconsin-Madison: UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines. “The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients. To assist these efforts, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health have developed a tool that incorporates a person’s age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks due to their jobs. The tool helps identify those who are at greater risk of severe complications or death from COVID-19.”

Women on Air: New database encourages women to contribute to broadcast media (Irish Examiner)

Irish Examiner: Women on Air: New database encourages women to contribute to broadcast media. “Women on Air is launching a new media database aimed at women who are ‘ready, willing and able’ to contribute to broadcast media opportunities. The organisation aims at bringing greater gender balance to Irish airwaves and have chosen Women’s Little Christmas (Nollaig na mBan) to launch their new database, which a view to providing ‘greater visibility and access to women from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise.’”

Carnegie Mellon University: U.S. Schools’ Online Learning Directives May Exacerbate Existing Educational Inequalities

Carnegie Mellon University: U.S. Schools’ Online Learning Directives May Exacerbate Existing Educational Inequalities. “In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing directives across the United States have led to school closures. Many K-12 school districts have moved toward online instruction, but not every student has access to the Internet. A new study examined the factors that determine whether children and youth can participate in distance learning. The study found that low-income and non-White children and youth have less access to the Internet than their peers, as do children and youth who live in areas where low-income and non-White children score lower on math tests. The study’s findings can inform policy.”