"In order to access data, you need to have often proof of university or institutional affiliation or thousands of dollars to pay for the dataset, which limits who has access to data. I think about this idea of research justice to challenge these extractivist logics of academy and to recognize that communities have long been stewards of their own knowledge, construction, and data production."

Dr. Diane Wong, Assistant professor at Rutgers University Newark, GenForward researcher
GenForward researchers Drs Jenn Jackson and Diane Wong recorded with Farai Chideya last week, talking about the GenForward Survey, what makes good data, and how survey research can support community organizing and movement work. Listen below* or here. They will be returning guests on the podcast sharing findings from GenForward data and surveys, so check back in for updates!

*The GenForward segment begins at 21:45.

"We're not here to give voice or to tell the story. Rather, we see ourselves very much so as learning from folks who are already experiencing the types of injustices and the types of concerns that we amplify with our work."

Dr. Jenn Jackson, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, GenForward Researcher

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