October 4th, 1:30 – 3 PM,
Levine Hall, Room 307 OR Online
The Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group is excited to host a workshop about how grad students can get involved in the effort to stop gerrymandering!
With the release of the 2020 census data, states are now in the complicated yet hugely important process of drawing maps for new congressional and state legislative districts. If you’re curious about how these maps are drawn, you’re not alone! We will be hosting Justin Villere of Draw the Lines PA (https://drawthelinespa.org/) for a workshop covering the basics of analyzing district maps. We will cover how redistricting works, look at some open source mapping software, cover the quantitative criteria used to evaluate maps, and finally go over how you can engage in advocacy in this process. The workshop will be on October 4th from 1:30 to 3PM with both in-person and remote attendance options. Snacks and Coffee from Federal Donuts will also be provided outdoors after the workshop.
If you plan on attending, please register here.