Tableau Foundation is hosting the Racial Equity Data Hub to share insights from leading experts at the intersection of data and equity issues, and to inspire anyone to effectively and ethically use data to advocate for change.

Racism is a widespread, deeply entrenched, and damaging presence in the United States—but we recognize that it is not a monolith. Our goal with the Racial Equity Data Hub is to provide the data and tools needed to understand and take action against racism in all of its forms, recognizing—as one example—that the injustices many Black communities face in the American south are different than those faced by LatinX communities in the southwest. 

As the Racial Equity Data Hub is a resource we are co-creating with our contributors, what’s present on the site now is a starting point. We intend for the Racial Equity Data Hub to grow to encapsulate data and case studies focused on dismantling racism in all forms. By encouraging as much specificity and nuance as possible, we hope to drive toward widespread change. 

Contributing Organizations

The Racial Equity Data Hub contributing organizations are driving for progress against racial injustice with data-informed campaigns, research, and advocacy. Their data, analysis, and case studies will appear throughout the Hub, and their expertise will shape the development of this resource.

Our Advisors

The Racial Equity Data Hub advisors work closely with Tableau Foundation to structure the Hub and contribute clean and accurate data to the platform. The advisors work across partner organizations and will continue to shape the Hub going forward by providing expert insight in sourcing and selecting datasets, curating Tableau visualizations, and reviewing all contributions with a lens on the ethical use of data.

Shena Ashley

Vice President, Nonprofits and Philanthropy, at Urban Institute

Allen Hillery

Columbia University adjunct professor and Tableau Social Ambassador

Chantilly Jaggernauth

Vice President of Data Visualization and Training at Lovelytics

Shena Ashley is a Vice President at the Urban Institute where she leads the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Here she oversees a research-in-action portfolio currently focused on community investing, equitable grantmaking, democratizing charitable giving, and nonprofit and philanthropic policy. She has led the transformation of the National Center on Charitable Statistics to an open-data repository, which now makes over 20 years of nonprofit data freely accessible to the public. She also recently launched the Racial Equity Analytics Lab (REAL) at the Urban Institute to equip equity-focused public and philanthropic leaders with real time disaggregated data and structural racism analysis to strengthen and accelerate their work and inform the design and advancement of race-conscious solutions during the COVID-19 response and recovery.

Allen Hillery serves as part time faculty at Columbia University’s Applied Analytics program. He has extensive experience in developing and executing data analysis and integrating results into marketing programs and executive presentations. Allen is very passionate about data literacy and curates an article series that focuses on the importance of creating data narratives. He combines his perspective of data while spotlighting notable figures and how their use of storytelling made major impacts on society. He has spent the greater part of his career supporting business teams serving on analytics teams. Allen is a Tableau Social Ambassador and Community Equity Task Force Member with the goal of improving representation for all diverse groups across the data community. You can follow him on Twitter @AlDataVizGuy.

Chantilly Jaggernauth's mission is to empower corporations and individuals through the use of data visualizations and data analytics. She is a two-time Tableau Zen Master who specializes in data visualization, data analytics, design, and training.Currently, she is the Vice President of Data Visualization and Training at Lovelytics based in Arlington, VA. Prior to joining Lovelytics, Chantilly worked for Johnson and Johnson and Comcast. In addition to her day job, Chantilly is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Millennials and Data (#MAD). Through #MAD, she works to bridge the data literacy and analytical skills gap by training, mentoring, and preparing millennials to enter a data- driven global environment.

Jared Knowles

President, Civilytics Consulting

Sarah Treuhaft

Vice President of Research at PolicyLink

Dr. Jared Knowles is a leading expert on applying machine learning and statistical computing to improve the quality, depth, and accessibility of information on government performance and civic life. He has helped elected officials, community advocates, non-profits, journalists, and philanthropies access and analyze geospatial, Census, and administrative data and budget records, and present that local data in regional and national contexts with long-term trends. Dr. Knowles holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked for the Wisconsin state government before founding his own business, Civilytics Consulting, which is democratizing the use of data and social science evidence with partners nationwide.

Sarah Treuhaft, Vice President of Research at PolicyLink, develops the research agenda to support PolicyLink policy priorities, oversees research across the organization, and expands research based partnerships. Sarah oversees the National Equity Atlas partnership with the USC USC Equity Research Institute. Sarah launched the All-In Cities initiative, the Jobs for All campaign, and the Bay Area Equity Atlas and has led numerous partnerships with grassroots advocates, academics, and national organizations to use data to advance policies to achieve racial and economic equity. Sarah has written for publications including The New York Times, Shelterforce, and Yes! Magazine. She holds master's degrees in city planning and international and area studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a part of the UCLA Housing Justice in Unequal Cities Network.

Tableau Foundation Initiative Co-Leads

Neal Myrick

VP of Social Impact

Channing Nesbitt

Social Impact Program Specialist

Neal Myrick is global head of Tableau Foundation, where he leads the company’s global impact initiatives focused on encouraging the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve world problems. Prior to Tableau, Neal worked for two pioneering technology companies, Aldus Corp. (acquired by Adobe) and Visio Corp. (acquired by Microsoft), where he ran global IT and facilities. After a mid-career break working as a barista and living in Central America, Neal became managing director of technology a national foundation focused on foster care. He left Casey to become executive director of a technology nonprofit and CEO of aconsulting firm focused on technology for environmental nonprofits. Neal joined Tableauas a program director then moved from that role into head of Tableau Foundation.Neal is an active angel investor and has served as a volunteer, nonprofit board member, and philanthropist. He is a member of the governing board for Digital Square, a global health technology initiative, and on a data roundtable for the Global Partnership for Education.

Channing Nesbitt joined Tableau Foundation in 2019 as a Social Impact Program Specialist. He supports the community grantmaking cycle, giving and volunteering programs, and co-leads the Racial Justice Data Initiative. Within his role, Channing also helps manage the success of our non-profit partners through Tableau enablement and provides services to our partners as an accredited trainer. Channing joined Tableau Foundation while completing his master’s degree in public administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington. This experience formed his knowledge of public-private partnerships, social impact, and innovation, and now guides his work in corporate philanthropy.

Questions? Feedback?

The Racial Equity Data Hub, hosted by Tableau Foundation, is a work in progress. Your feedback is welcome as the Hub continues to evolve. Visit the dedicated Tableau Community Forum to offer feedback, ask questions, and meet others interested in working with data for racial equity and justice.

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Learn more about Tableau's racial equity investments

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Racial Justice Data Initiative

The RJDI is a $12 million, three-year commitment from Tableau Foundation to support the data infrastructure and capacity of organizations across the U.S. fighting anti-Black racism.

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Community Equity Task Force

Tableau’s Community Equity Task Force is committed to ensuring that our platforms are inclusive and diverse spaces, where critical discussions around data for equity work can be elevated.

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