What choices go into making a gerrymandered map?
Do you think you could make better choices and a better map?
Do you want to learn how?
If you are interested in discussing gerrymandering and its effects, as well as learning new technical skills (ex. finding data or network analysis), join us for the Libraries dSHARP Gerrymandering Series!
The process of gerrymandering, manipulating voting district boundaries to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group, often leads to rippling cultural effects on the communities in which the redistricting efforts are meant to exploit. Using a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment focusing on gerrymandering, a redistricting video game, and political cartoons, I will describe a pedagogy for engaging an audience on the cultural impacts of gerrymandering, teaching how these redistricting processes may be aimed at disadvantaging only a certain population, but ultimately affect all of us.
Lecture attendees may wish to bring a laptop to play along with the redistricting video game, but bringing a laptop is not required.
- Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
- Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
- Location: Sorrells Library, Den
- Campus: Sorrells Library
Please use this link [https://cmu.libcal.com/event/5975410]and go to the bottom to register for the workshop.
Please consider joining us to discuss gerrymandering and its effects, as well as learning new technical skills (ex. finding data or network analysis), at all the events in the Libraries dSHARP Gerrymandering Series!
- Teaching the Cultural Ramifications of Gerrymandering with Hannah Gunderman, November 12th (12pm to 1pm)
- Finding & Using Data for Elections Research with Ryan Splenda and Sarah Young, November 25th (4pm to 5pm)
- Understanding Census Data with the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, January 21st (12pm to 1pm)
- Network Analysis with Scott Weingart, February 10th (12pm to 1pm)
- R for Text Analysis with Matt Lincoln, February 24th (12pm to 1pm)
- Gerrymandering Series Event “Packing and Cracking” with Joseph Amodei and Rachel Gita Karp, March 23rd (4pm to 6pm)
Whether you’re a map geek or are just interested in picking up technical skills, these workshops and events will be a great opportunities for you to grow your skills, learn, and make a difference.