Save the date! Paulina of the Alexandria Archive Institute’s (AAI)’s Data Literacy Program (DLP) will be talking about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for the Department of Computing Science of the University of Alberta on 16 February 2022 at 1pm MST. This international opportunity is a great space to discuss the DLP and outline the underlying values and ethics of the program.
This talk will explore how and why EDI matters in the cultivation of archaeological data literacy. Data increasingly permeates everyone’s lives. Therefore, it’s important to address gaps in data literacy between data generators and those impacted by the outcomes of these data. While the DLP uses archaeological data as it’s focus, the program is working to create data literacy resources that teach generally applicable data skills.
Specifically, any group interested in cultivating data literacy, can transpose how the DLP incorporates EDI into their own decision making. Paulina’s talk will discuss how the DLP’s data stories, aka data driven narratives, utilize specific EDI principles and preview a few of these stories.
This talk is part of an EDI speaker series organized by the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta (UA), which has had some great speakers in the past. However, unlike other talks given by AAI team members, this talk is only open to the public as a live event. After the live presentation, only members of the UA community will have access to recording. So make sure to mark it in your calendar and save the zoom link. Hope to see y’all there!