FaithX was recently informed by Esri that a GIS map we produced, entitled Redlining and Race: Mapping Systemic Racism, which was presented in Esri’s 2021 User Conference Plenary Session [view video | view still photo], has been shortlisted for inclusion in their 2022 Esri Map Book (Volume 37). We will find out later this year whether we made the final cut.
Each year Esri selects several dozen maps submitted by users and showcases some of the work of some of those users in a formal publication known as the Map Book. The purpose of this publication is to show how the application of GIS is creating positive outcomes in organizations and across society.
The map in question was taken from one of our Mapping Systemic Racism webinars, in which we explored the manifestations and impacts of systemic racism in a congregation in Brooklyn, New York. [click here to view the webinar]. As a result of this webinar, FaithX and our affiliate Datastory were invited to develop a more expansive systemic racism mapping program for the entirety of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island using the powerful demographic–analytic platform MapDash for Faith Communities.
FaithX can help your congregation or judicatory explore the impact of structural racism in the neighborhoods and communities they serve with a Data-Grounded Systemic Racism Assessment. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FaithX was just informed by CIO Applications Magazine that we have also been shortlisted for their annual “Top 10 Esri Solutions Providers” list for 2022. We have little more than that at this stage, but we will let you know as soon as we do.