On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising hundreds of events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to generous support from key funders, the Open Knowledge Foundation was able to support the running of more than 60 of these events via our mini-grants scheme.
We held a three-day event on various aspects of the black population. On the third day we focused on open data. We talked from the basics, about why we are in the data age and how it affects the lives of black people specifically.
We still have a long way to go to make the discussion about data accessible to everyone. It is important to create more spaces for discussion on this subject in a simple way.
It was the possibility of offering new perspectives for black people in relation to technologies and social issues.