Mangels Lecture – Samuel Sinyangwe, Feb 13

Mangels Lecture – Samuel Sinyangwe, “Using Data to Advance Racial Justice”

February 13, 2019

Mangels lecturer and nationally-recognized activist Samuel Sinyangwe will be visiting the iSchool February 12-14, with the majority of the events occurring on the 13th. Due to the nature of the events, individual RSVPs are required.

Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies. Sam has supported movement activists across the country to collect and use data as a tool for fighting police violence through Mapping Police Violence and to advance solutions to police violence through Campaign Zero. He has been named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and The Root 100. He is also a regular guest on the popular Pod Save the People podcast, hosted by DeRay Mckesson.

During his visit, Mr. Sinyangwe will be delivering the February installment of the Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Lecture Series. The Mangels Lectureship centers minority scholars or individuals whose work focuses on issues of diversity, from a variety of fields for the benefit of minority students, the campus community, and the general public. His lecture is titled “Using Data to Advance Racial Justice” and will discuss strategies for using data to support organizing campaigns focused on equity and justice in the United States.

His visit is being supported by the Graduate School, with support from the iSchool, DataLab, and eSciences. As a result, iSchoolers will have multiple opportunities to meet with Mr. Sinyangwe and discuss his important work. However, space for these events is limited and RSVP is required for each event. Given the Graduate School’s support, we also strongly encourage iSchool graduate students to take advantage of these events!

  • Welcome Lunch – 02/13/19, 12 PM – 1:30 PM, MGH 258. During the afternoon of February 13, you are invited to join us in welcoming Mr. Sinyangwe to campus and the iSchool. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the DataLab. (Space is limited; RSVP here.)
  • Pre-Lecture Reception – 02/13/19, 5 PM – 7 PM, Smith Room (Suzzallo Library). Immediately prior to the Mangels Lecture, the iSchool will be holding a reception for Mr. Sinyangwe and select guests. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the iSchool. (Space limited; RSVP here.)
  • Mangels Lecture – 02/13/19, 7:30 PM – 9 PM, Kane Hall 120. The lecture itself sold out less than a week after being announced by the Graduate School. However, the iSchool has a block of 30 tickets to distribute. You can claim one by RSVPing here.

** Please note that the lecture and reception are two different RSVPs. If you would like to attend both, you must fill out both RSVPs **

For those unavailable on the 13th, there will be a breakfast conversation with Mr. Sinyangwe at the eSciences Data Science Studio on Tuesday, Feb 12. If you’re interested in that, please contact Anna Lauren Hoffman for details.

The iSchool will also be taking Mr. Sinyangwe to visit with students at Garfield High School as a part of the efforts to strengthen connections between the iSchool and local communities. If you’re a grad student that would like to participate, we’d love to have some people on hand who can talk about what they do and how discovered the iSchool! Email Anna Lauren Hoffman if you’re interested.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Anna Lauren Hoffman.

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