University of Pittsburgh

CAASI Grief to Action Initiative: co-designing platforms with BLM community partners

Associate Professor
Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Grief to Action (G2A) is an interdisciplinary working group at GSPIA that is dedicated to supporting and integrating existing efforts to fight systemic racism. Started by the Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation (http://CAASI.pitt.edu) in June 2020, our nearly 100 volunteers comprise of community members and members of the academic community in Pitt and beyond (UG, Masters and PhDs, staff and faculty) use their diverse skills to co-design and build web platforms that increase access to data and bring communities together. We will illustrate our process by walking through our two projects: 1) a tool to compare police union contracts and police misconduct complaint processes across cities, and 2) a gaming platform to encourage engagement with Pittsburgh Black-owned businesses.

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