With the recent ruling on stop and frisk, we wanted to spend some time talking about data in civil rights. We all know what can happen when data is used to infringe on our rights. But when can data be a force for good? How can data protect and expand our rights? Join us for what’s sure to be a great conversation!
Data and Policy Analyst
As the NYCLU’s data and policy analyst, Sara LaPlante gathers and analyzes quantitative data to support the NYCLU’s program initiatives. Her research centers around policing in New York City. LaPlante came to New York from Chicago, where she completed a master’s degree in public policy at the University of Chicago. She interned for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Frustrated by the racial disparities in Chicago’s queer community, LaPlante spent much of her time doing organizing around issues of racial and economic justice.
LaPlante joined the NYCLU staff in 2011. She is originally from Dallas.
Brett G. Stoudt, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department with a joint appointment in the Gender Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal justice as well as the Environmental Psychology Doctoral Program at the Graduate Center. He has worked on numerous participatory action research projects with community groups, lawyers, and policymakers nationally and internationally. His interests include the social psychology of privilege and oppression as well as aggressive and discriminatory policing practices. He is also interested in critical methodologies, particularly critical approaches to quantitative research. His work has been published in volumes such as Geographies of Privilege as well as journals such as The Journal of Social Issues. He is the recipient of The Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service from The Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).
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