Mapping Social Justice

Opportunity and geography are inextricably linked - some neighborhoods are magnets for good schools, high-paying jobs, and quality hospitals, while others are home to chronic underinvestment, inadequate public transportation, and levels of pollution that dramatically worsen public health - but this reality is not well understood by the public.

The Opportunity Agenda pursued two project designed to call attention to this invisible reality: our Health Care That Works initiative mapped race/ethnicity and wealth against open and recently closed hospitals in New York City, and Map4Change/California offered interactive mapping tools that showed how geographic opportunity disparities manifest and connected communities and movements working to address them. Read the report here.