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OUR TIMELINE

2017

FEBRUARY

OUR FIRST MAP was a story map journal on the Black Voice Footsteps to Freedom Study Tour, a multi-state exploration of Underground Railroad history and sites.
UGRR Story Map

2017

FEBRUARY

OUR SECOND PROJECT sparked the Mapping Black California project. A project funded by the California Coastal Commission and New America Media.
Segregation by the Sea Story Map

2017

MARCH

Partnering with ESRI to Learn More About The Science of Where

2017

JUNE

CSUSB President Tomas Morales Commits Paid Interns For Mapping Black California

2017

JUNE

Esri Chief Scientist Dawn Wright & Whitney Kotlewski Host Ignite & Blu Educational Foundation @ Esri

2017

JULY

BLU Educational Foundation begins data collection and community engagement for IE Black Educational Agenda/Priorities Map

2017

SEPTEMBER

Mapping Black California Team Presents to the League of California Cities African-American Caucus

2017

OCTOBER

Mapping Black California Fund opened at The Community Foundation

2017

OCTOBER

MC3 Incorporates GIS Into One Day Coding Camp

2017

NOVEMBER

Ignite Leadership Incorporates GIS Into curriculum, Awarded So Cal Gas Grant

2018

FEBRUARY

Community Mapping Engages Diverse Voices In Solving Community Problems

2018

APRIL

Shift Design Awarded Funding to Develop Cultural & Historic Maps by The California Endowment

2018

JUNE

Ignite Leadership Incorporates GIS Into curriculum, Awarded So Cal Gas Grant

2018

JUNE

Blu Educational Foundation Begins Data Collection and Community Engagement for IE Black Business Directory/Map Funded by California Endowment

2018

JULLY

Esri UC Conference – WeCan Panel Features Mapping Black California Founder

2018

SEPTEMBER

Knight Foundation Inaugural Smart Cities Forum Philadelphia – “Designing With or For Communities” Features Mapping Black California

2018

SEPTEMBER

League of California Cities Session on Mapping Black California

2018

October

Ignite Leadership Academy Graduates Third Cohort of Students

2018

December

IEGIS User Group Features Presentation “Mapping Black California: Using GIS Mapping & Media to Empower Communities”

2019

JANUARY

Mapping Black California Cartographers Partner With USC’s Center for Race & Equity To Map Report on Black Students at Public Colleges

2019

JANUARY

Ignite Leadership and STEM Academy Awards Students Certificates in Story Mapping and Data Collection

2019

FEBRUARY

C3 Coding Camp Incorporates GIS and Robotics

2019

FEBRUARY

Knight Media Forum Miami – “Smarter Cities: Using Technology to Engage Communities”

2019

FEBRUARY

WeCan’s Black Girls Map! At Esri Features Mapping Black California’s Shirley Coates and Paulette Brown-Hinds

2019

MARCH

Women & GIS Book Features Chapter on Mapping Black California Founder

2019

MARCH

Ignite Launches Community Mobile Tech Hub

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