Alternative journalism, and humor social commentary digital platform Latino Rebels launched a new crowdsourcing data campaign called MIGRAMAP that tracks and maps ICE raids. The new initiative allows everyone to pinpoint the location of these raids.
MIGRAMAP is a data tool, a social media platform and a global positioning system, all in one. The community reports the location immigration officers are raiding. The website will show a color-coded map with the data results. The tool is based on self-reports. It has the option for the community to post their own stories.
“We’ve taken a bold approach to our community equity building initiatives, by creating our own grassroots dataset campaign to help ICE raids’ targets. We shouldn’t depend on other platforms to inform us when and where these ICE raids occurred. At the same time, we’re fostering self-expression and allowing our community to tell their own stories. The community has the power to inform other constituents by using this tool,” says Latino Rebels CEO Marlena Fitzpatrick.
The collaborative project aims to gather data from and for our community’s needs and will capture the official and unofficial national story of these ICE raids. This will give everyone the opportunity to fight for undocumented people in their local community. The campaign started Monday, January 18, 2016 in honor of Martin Luther King. For more information please visit MIGRAMAP.LatinoRebels.com.