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Clinton Johnson

Co-Founder, NorthStar of GIS (he/him)

Rauland Sharp

Sr. Technical Recruiter, Mapbox

Aisha Jenkins

Co-Founder, NorthStar of GIS (she/her/ella)

Nicole Oveisi

Special Projects and Initiatives Coordinator, American Geographical Society (AGS)

Eric M.

Co-Founder - Chief Creative Officer at Black & Abroad

Kent Johnson

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder of Black & Abroad // Attorney // DEI, Marketing & Culture Strategist

Dorothea Cooper

Content Delivery Ops Manager at HERE Technologies

Dr. Suzanne Pierre

Founder, Principal Investigator, Critcal Ecology Lab

Pa'Tricha Williams

Product Engineer, Esri

Greg Babinski

Former President of URISA

Dr Demetrice Jordan

Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

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NorthStar of GIS: NorthStar Horizon

Welcome to NorthStar Events, your source for promoting racial justice through GIS. We work to create a more equitable world for people of the Black / African diaspora through education, advocacy, and technology. We offer a variety of programs and events designed to showcase the talent and intellect of Black GIS students, educators, professionals, and entrepreneurs. NorthStar Events also highlights tech solutions for achieving racial justice. With our help, you can make a difference in the fight for equality. NorthStar Events are a program of the NorthStar of GIS, a 501c3 nonprofit working to create a racially-just world through a racially-just GIS. Across the GIS, geography, and related-STEM communities, we seek communities of practice that center racial justice and practitioners that reflect the Black / African diaspora. Visit us at today and see how you can get involved. Thank you for your support!

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