Start Date

20-5-2017 1:15 PM

End Date

20-5-2017 1:30 PM

Description

Dr. Verónica Nelly Vélez is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Education and Social Justice Minor at Western Washington University (WWU). Before joining WWU, Verónica worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and the Director of Public Programming at the Center for Latino Policy Research at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include Critical Race Theory and Latina/o Critical Theory in Education, the politics of parent engagement in educational reform, particularly for Latina/o (im)migrant families, participatory action and community-based models of research, and the use of GIS technologies to further a critical race research agenda on the study of space and educational (in)opportunity. Verónica presents workshops nationally on how to employ GIS critically in educational research and visual literacy projects seeking social and spatial justice. In addition to her scholarly work, Verónica serves as a consultant for several grassroots and non-profit organizations throughout California, building upon her work as a community organizer for over 15 years.

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Panel description:

Spatial Narratives in a Post-Truth World

Panelists: Veronica Velez and Dillon Mahmoudi.

Moderators: Erin McElroy and Candice Landry

Maps tell a story. But whose or what story is being told? Choice of data, the methods and aesthetics selected to convey that data, the defining geographic boundaries, and even the map producer’s biases can each influence the underlying spatial narrative told by a map. In consideration of the current political climate, this panel will critically examine how the spatial narrative is conveyed and what is necessary to ensure that underrepresented people, their struggles and social movements, have a stake in the how their stories are told.

Dillon Mahmoudi's presentation may be found here.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20646

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May 20th, 1:15 PM May 20th, 1:30 PM

Ground-Truthing: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as Community-Based and Anti-Racist Praxis

Dr. Verónica Nelly Vélez is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Education and Social Justice Minor at Western Washington University (WWU). Before joining WWU, Verónica worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and the Director of Public Programming at the Center for Latino Policy Research at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include Critical Race Theory and Latina/o Critical Theory in Education, the politics of parent engagement in educational reform, particularly for Latina/o (im)migrant families, participatory action and community-based models of research, and the use of GIS technologies to further a critical race research agenda on the study of space and educational (in)opportunity. Verónica presents workshops nationally on how to employ GIS critically in educational research and visual literacy projects seeking social and spatial justice. In addition to her scholarly work, Verónica serves as a consultant for several grassroots and non-profit organizations throughout California, building upon her work as a community organizer for over 15 years.