Community Ecosystem Mapping
Ensuring our data and analysis is immediately useful - and usable - to practitioners and civil society is central to BDI’s core mission.
- As an initial tool, BDI combines up-to-date US Crisis Monitor Data with our Bridging Divides Map to provide the Building Resilience Ecosystem Map found here. The map enables communities to view recent demonstration and other incidents together with a first list of organizations in their area that may be working on similar issues - creating opportunities for additional mitigation and engagement.
- In close coordination with our civil society network partners, BDI will continue to integrate select trend/risk data layers with our existing Bridging Divides Map - so communities and leaders, including those represented on the Bridging Map, can engage directly with the data.
- BDI also supports the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Movement in the United States by maintaining an interactive map of the movement's supporters, existing transitional justice initiatives, and congressional support for TRHT legislation.
De-Escalation and Bystander Intervention Resources
- BDI’s project on bystander/up-stander intervention aims to build awareness, make connections, and develop networks in order to support local communities across the U.S. who are facing heightened risk of political violence. To meet this goal we are building a catalog of existing resources and training, help build collaboration and networks, and connect (when relevant and needed) de-escalation resources with state and local officials.
- BDI's collection of resource guides on de-escalation offers elected officials, law enforcement agencies, poll workers, and members of the public concrete strategies to prepare for potentially contentious local community meetings and to recognize and de-escalate conflicts.
Princeton Bridging Divides initiative prepared a series of state-specific "In Brief" summaries in order to provide key partners with a snapshot of state and local dynamics ahead of the 2020 election, recent demonstrations or incidents of community violence;
Analysis draws on multiple public data sources, including the US Crisis Monitor, Mapping Police Violence project, ADL HEAT Map, SPLC Hate Map, and a variety of local news sources in order to present a state and county-level description of recent trends and actors of concern.