Black Data in Digital Organizing

Black Data in Digital Organizing

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Advanced Online Organizing

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 13 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 13 2:00 PM (Eastern)

This panel will offer suggestions about metric driven campaigns to better help organizers grasp the historical and contemporary ways that data can exploit black, indigenous and low-income communities. Data can reduce these communities to their most granular aspects. But organizers can push back by advocating for campaigns that are responsible and accountable with data collection and management.

Some organizing experience is preferred but not required. Data specialists/managers are encouraged to attend.


Ishmael Bishop

Ishmael Bishop is a Digital Strategist at Revolution Messaging. He works with labor unions and non-profits to execute fundraising and communications goals through digital ads, social media, email, and SMS. He comes to Rev most recently from the non-profit sector and spent the 2016 election cycle organizing with Democrats. He is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and published writer. His essays, which explore black life and big data, have appeared in several online venues, including Mask Magazine and Scalawag. One thing he hopes to learn in 2020 is how to design and execute his own fashion show produced by and for queer and gender non-conforming people.