The US Government has a climate and economic justice map of ‘disadvantage’ which looks at census tract information and collates a variety of factors that indicate disadvantage or advantage.

The resulting national map is fascinating to explore to not only see where these census tracts are, but the data that underlies the designation. Communities identified as disadvantaged by the tool are those that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. These communities are at or above the combined thresholds in one or more of eight categories of criteria.

In the map above, the grey areas are designated as disadvantaged. Zooming in (below), you can see (on the right) some of the factors that go into determining disadvantage/advantage, as well as some information about population size, etc:

The full map uses publicly-available, nationally-consistent, datasets. Learn more about the methodology and datasets that were used to identify disadvantaged communities in the current version of the tool on the Methodology & data page. And, see the full map, here:


Harlem Culture Crawl

Harlem Culture Crawl is April 23-24
West Harlem, treasured for its cultural legacy, vibrant multicultural community, and renowned religious and academic institutions, invites visitors to a Culture Crawl through some of the neighborhood’s most treasured cultural institutions over this weekend-long festival. From 11am to 6pm on April 23 to 24, peek inside places like the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Morris Jumel Mansion, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, and more. Residents and visitors alike will experience how the area’s unique structures and organizations keep Harlem at the helm of culture today.
This event is organized by Harlem One Stop and members of the Harlem Cultural Collaborative, with support from Open House New York. The festival is free of charge; RSVPs are required for tours.Learn more

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