Data & Drafts
For nerds. By nerds.
Data & Drafts is an event aimed at sparking data informed community conversations, after hours, over beer.
Data & Drafts is a partnership between The Indianapolis Public Library, WFYI Public Media, and SAVI, with beer provided by Bier Brewery.
NEXT DATA & DRAFTS
Data and Drafts: Evictions and foreclosures in Indiana–a data dashboard preview
October 5, 2023, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Interactive online dashboards have been expanding across the country for eviction data, but often a disconnect still exists in passing off that important data to community members and organizations to actually instill positive change. The Polis Center is developing a new statewide dashboard and tool–with support from New America, a “think and action” tank which focuses on equity at the center of its research and policy recommendations–that will help users better understand trends and relationships between evictions and societal factors. The goal is to raise awareness of evictions and foreclosures in Indiana and provide a resource to empower communities to instill change. Partners include WFYI Public Media, and New America.
Questions: Questions about the event? Please contact Brittani: firstname.lastname@example.org
PREVIOUS DATA & DRAFTS
Data and Drafts: Quantifying the effects of lead exposure on children’s futures
August 24, 2023
We presented findings from our analysis of the state of childhood blood levels in Marion County. We looked at childhood lead exposure in Marion County, its impacts, and what can be done, with a particular focus on the neighborhoods of Martindale Brightwood and the Near Eastside.
Data and Drafts: Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card
November 17, 2022
On November 17, 6-7:30 p.m., we asked participants for input on our new initiative, the Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card. Racial disparities define daily life in Indianapolis. For example, racial segregation has created huge differences in life expectancy between neighboring communities. White households make $26,000 more per year on average than Black households. Only around 40 percent of Latino households own their home compared to two thirds of white households. The event purpose was to gather community feedback during this initial phase of the project, although we shared some initial findings. The project process moving forward includes additional community forums to gather information, broad community feedback on initial drafts, and a final report published in 2024. The report will be updated annually thereafter.