During the Mapping Democracy Fellowship, Fellows:
- Explore theories and histories of social justice, civic resistance, and collective memory in the United States Capitol and capital.
- Understand how individuals and groups employ maps and data to oppress as well as resist and protest inequities.
- Survey basic techniques in mapping, data visualization, and multimedia storytelling.
- Create their own maps and data visualizations to reveal hidden stories, expose dominant and deceiving narratives, and provoke change at a neighborhood, city, state, or country level.
Given the trans-Atlantic and US time differences, the virtual lectures and workshops for all Fellows take place in the morning US time and afternoon European time.
Applicants should have basic experience with data collection, analysis, mapping, or visualization before the Fellowship begins. However, for selected Fellows with a keen interest in learning how to tell impactful visual stories with data but without a mapping background, there will be preparatory resources and tutorials available that provide basic mapping knowledge and skills.
While all on-the-ground programming costs and accommodations are covered, Fellows are responsible for their transportation costs to and from the Fellowship. If a Fellow needs financial support to enable participation, Humanity in Action considers such need. Fellows should be in touch with Humanity in Action staff after acceptance into the program.