Matyos Kidane

Matyos Kidane is a Tigrayan immigrant who has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. Matyos is a community organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a community based abolitionist group working to dismantle the national security police state.
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Using Data to Advance Belonging without Othering
Data is powerful, allowing crucial information about the prevailing social and material realities of our world to be conveyed. It can be used to advance very different and sometimes opposing goals. Indeed, data is often leveraged to identify issues, highlight disparities, and advance solutions to pressing social problems and may even be used by social movements to empower organizing efforts and articulate the theretofore underrepresented and unarticulated social problems of their base – this represents a utilization of data ‘from below’. However, certain actors and institutions routinely use...