What we're about

Concerned about where the country is heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics. It's ok if you've never been to a protest, march, or town hall -- start here. You really can make a difference.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Join this group now
- Schedule one of our Meetup ideas in your neighborhood
- Discuss your own Meetup ideas in the group conversation

OUR COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
- Be Peaceful
- Be Safe
- Be Kind
- Be Respectful
- Be Real

Upcoming events (4+)

Closing the Wood Street McDonald

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The Wood Steet McDonald’s has become a haven for illegal activities and violence. Our community deserves a safe downtown free of crime and this business not only allows but seemingly encourages this behavior. With schools so close by this has to stop.

Calling Bullshit: The Art Of Skepticism In A Data-Driven World

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Today’s world is more thoroughly quantified than ever before. We are awash in numbers, statistics, figures, algorithms, and data graphics. Quantitative information is power: it is used to convey objectivity, to strengthen arguments, and to inform decisions—and all too often it is used to impress, overwhelm, and persuade without any conviction to truth. Fortunately, one doesn’t need an advanced degree in statistics or computer science to see right through the vast majority of quantitative misinformation. Drawing on examples of misleading claims from the COVID pandemic, misuses of artificial intelligence and other world events, we will empower you to push back when confronted by numerical arguments and data-hungry technologies. By focusing attention on the data sources and their weaknesses, rather than on the complex and often obscure algorithms and statistical procedures, you can see through the hype and hold your own against those who would sell you digital snake oil.

Carl Bergstrom is a professor of biology at the University of Washington and a faculty member at the UW Center for an Informed Public. Trained in evolutionary biology, mathematical population genetics, and infectious disease epidemiology, Carl is perhaps best known for working crossing field boundaries and integrating ideas across the span of the natural and social sciences.

Jevin West is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He is the co-founder of the new Center for an Informed Public at UW aimed at resisting strategic misinformation, promoting an informed society and strengthening democratic discourse. He is also the co-founder of the DataLab at UW and Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute.

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Closing the Wood Street McDonald

Needs a location

The Wood Steet McDonald’s has become a haven for illegal activities and violence. Our community deserves a safe downtown free of crime and this business not only allows but seemingly encourages this behavior. With schools so close by this has to stop.

Closing the Wood Street McDonald

Needs a location

The Wood Steet McDonald’s has become a haven for illegal activities and violence. Our community deserves a safe downtown free of crime and this business not only allows but seemingly encourages this behavior. With schools so close by this has to stop.

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