Imagine a world where doctors, public health officials, police officers, social workers, and other community stakeholders were all sharing their data in an effort to improve the health of the people they serve.
Across America, many communities are making this vision a reality—but not without struggles along the way. These local collaborations are somehow able to overcome turf wars, legal issues, technology challenges and more to ultimately end up with integrated data systems that allow them to be more efficient and effective at improving people’s health.
So what’s their secret? What have they learned that could help other communities fighting the same battles?
On the All In: Data for Community Health podcast, we will talk to local leaders who are tackling these challenges head on and going “All In” to collaborate with other sectors to systematically share data to improve community health.
All In Podcast Season 3 is Here!
Episode 1: Mass Surveillance of Black Bodies & Anti-Racist Data-Sharing an Interview with Tawana Petty
Tawana Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet, and author. She is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, data, digital privacy rights education, racial justice, and equity work. She is the National Organizing Director at Data 4 Black Lives (D4BL), and director of Petty Propolis, a Black woman-led artist incubator primarily focused on cultivating visionary resistance through poetry, literacy and literary workshops, anti-racism facilitation, and social justice initiatives. Podcast Host Miriam Castro and Ms. Petty discuss how the push for biometric mass surveillance in Tawana’s home city of Detroit has contributed to the dehumanization of Black bodies during COVID-19. Tawana shares with Miriam the process all allies must take from allyship to co-liberation to foster real social justice and what steps organizations can make to create anti-racist data-sharing efforts.
Resources for this podcast episode are available at: www.allindata.org/resources/podcast-s3-e1/