Data Science + Social Justice Workshop (Apply by April 15)

Registration

See event details for participation information.
April 8, 2022, 9:00am to 11:45pm

About this workshop

This 6-week workshop will give you the opportunity to learn the essential tools and methods for data science analysis and be introduced to critical frameworks that will enable you to create a project of your own design and to tell stories that can counter the market-first mentality of data science.

Rooted in critical approaches of data feminism, data activism, ethics, indigenous technologies, critical race theory, this engaging, cohort-based workshop focuses on inherent prejudice in data sets and analysis, and teaches you to deploy solutions to create social impact with data science. Activities include:

  • Exploring your own positionality as a scholar in the context of data science
  • Critically analyzing social media data using state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing
  • Discovering and visualizing language biases in Machine Learning systems
  • Visualizing network data
  • Collaboratively annotating critical texts on data science

Developed in partnership between the D-Lab and the Graduate Division, with a common goal to reach marginalized students, this workshop will provide the tools, insights, and mentorship needed to get started in your critical data science journey.

Workshop Details

The program will be delivered online from July 5 – August 16 with possible optional in-person elements and requires a time commitment of approximately 10 hours a weekNo prerequisites or skill sets are required. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion.

Email your questions to: gradevents@berkeley.edu

How to Apply

Data Science + Social Justice Workshop Application

  • Applications will be accepted between March 15 and April 15.
  • Review the application instructions for details on statements to prepare.
  • Applicants admitted into the workshop will be notified by email by May 15.