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Supercharge your Averages with an Equity Gap Score

 

When you need to know more than just a general average, you need an Equity Gap Score. If you have a mandate that includes equity between any category of people, whether race, sex, income, education, geography, or whether or not they like sugar in their tea, you need an Equity Gap Score.

An Equity Gap Score is simply a number that helps to contextualize a statistic. It will help add meaning to any data result and can help you track equity issues in any data project. At We All Count, we think they should be included as standard practice any time you see an average involving people,

Learn how to make an Equity Gap Score from scratch.

EquiTea in Minneapolis
Let's have tea and talk equity!

We're super excited about all the interest around getting together in Minneapolis this November. We've found a nice space close to the Hilton and the Convention Center and we'll be providing afternoon snacks and beverages as well as some conversation starters (and maybe a game?!?) to get us connecting around of hopes, experiences, and questions on equity in data.

The event will be Friday, November 15th at 4:30 pm. No cost and anyone can join in. However, for planning, we need you to RSVP to Heather at her We All Count email, thanks. 
Tools for the Task
The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a conceptual guide and a worked example of Measuring Impact Through an Indigenous Lens. It includes a nicely broken out table of "Core Indigenous Values That Guided the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GWHIC) Project"
Welcome New Members!
We've had a large jump in subscribers in the past few weeks and we want to give you a warm welcome! At your request, we've made all the past issues of The Lowdown available for you to read at your leisure. The links are at the bottom of our Lowdown page on the We All Count website.

Two of our most popular past posts are Not Your Average Average and the piece on Equity in Impact Reporting

If you'd like to share your questions, struggles, or experiences using equity in data, we'd love to have you write a guest story for us. Just drop us a line and we'll get it set up.
Excerpt from W.E.B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America
Book Club (Plus)
So many great new books! We're almost ready to launch our online book and podcast club. In the meantime, we're still adding great reads and listens to the list here.

Recent additions:
Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong by Dean Karlan
This Is Not an Atlas: A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies edited by kollektiv orangotango+
Diagrams of Power: Visualizing, Mapping and Performing Resistance edited by Patricio Davilo and Teddy Cruz
W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America (Rerelease)
How Chart Lie, by Alberto Cairo
Want to hang out IRL?

The We All Count team will be on the road this fall.
You can find us onstage at:

 
Keough School of Global Development, Oct 7-31
The Social Finance Conference in Toronto, November 6-8
The AEA Conference in Minneapolis, November 11-15
Tableau Conference in Las Vegas, November 12-13
Ontario Nonprofit Network, November 26
Communication Connections, Toronto, November 29
Canadian Evaluation Society, BC Conference, January 27-28
Consortium on Data and Ethics, Miami, Feb 13
Conference on Statistical Practice in, Sacramento Feb 20-22

If you're in the area and would like to host a workshop, a lunch and learn, or a tea party let us know. We'd love to meet you and your team.

 

We're looking for equity problems and successes.

If you have a story or idea you want to share, send me a note by replying to this email.

Project for Equity in Data Science
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