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Environmental Justice Mapping and Storytelling

The Undivide Project Team partnered with students and faculty from across Georgetown University to create multimedia tools demonstrating the impacts of environmental injustice, economic and digital divestment. This website explores these issues with a set of story maps that demonstrate the layered hazards present in the community and their impacts on residents. They also explore missed opportunities for youth engagement. There is a photo gallery that shows the tension between old and new development, a brief paper explaining the policy and legal history of Buzzard Point, and a video series taken over the course of the first portfolio of work on this project. One of those videos “Buzzard Point POV” shows the tension between history and the onset of gentrification.

Click here to read more about the entire project at the Georgetown/Buzzard Point Storytelling Project domain.

Check out the latest #digitaldivide meets #environmentaljustice work from @undivideproject!

Digital Divestment X Climate Justice StoryMaps (Coming October 2022!)

The Undivide Project team (Monica, Erik, Anthony) partnered with a member of ESRI’s Social Justice Team to create a series of StoryMaps that illustrate how social justice, digital justice and climate justice intersect. In Buzzard Point DC, we mapped how a history of racial inequity and lack of Internet access created multiple level of risk in an already overburdened community. Then we went to Southeast Louisiana, where overexposure to climate risk and digital divestment collide with a long and complicated racial history. Then our GIS intern Anthony provides a different point of view — looking at how this inequity impacts young people. In an increasingly digitized world, lack of access creates painful inequity in education and opportunities in life.

For updates on our Digital Divestment X Climate Justice work, follow our socials, and to learn more about racial equity and GIS, check out ESRI’s racial and social justice community!

Policy Paper – How the nation’s emergency management agency can confront climate change, inequity and the digital divide

September is National Preparedness Month. Emergency managers and public safety professionals are on the frontlines of climate change. That is becoming part of a healthy conversation about our collective future. But what about unconnected and under-connected communities? How can they get critical information about risk? In this white paper, The Undivide Project Founder Monica gives a legal and policy background on FEMA’s development as an agency and what it can do to evolve into an organization capable of confronting climate change, equity, and digital divestment.