Sam Sinyangwe: using data to advance racial justice

Thursday, november 29th *PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE*

portland, oregon (location tbd)

Meet-and-greet 6 pm

Speaking event 7 pm



Sam Sinyangwe: using data to advance racial justice

This fall, the Oregon Justice Resource Center welcomes Sam Sinyangwe to Portland for a very special event. Sam Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and activist who uses his analytical and data-mapping skills to advance the cause of racial justice, particularly with regard to police violence. Join us to meet Sam and hear from him about where the movement to end mass incarceration and make law enforcement agencies more accountable to all the communities they serve goes next.


This event includes a meet-and greet with Sam where we will serve drinks and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a separate speaking event. Tickets for the meet-and-greet include refreshments and priority seating for the speaking event and are priced at $125.

We are offering sliding scale pricing for general admission to the speaking event at $65, $45, or $25. You are free to decide how much to pay.

Entry to the speaking event only is free for formerly incarcerated people.

No one will be denied for inability to pay; scholarships are available. Please contact Amie Wexler at

All tickets to this event are fully tax deductible and your contribution will support all of the programs and services of the Oregon Justice Resource Center.

Meet Sam


Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies. Sam has supported movement activists across the country to collect and use data as a tool for fighting police violence through Mapping Police Violence and to advance solutions to police violence through Campaign Zero

Previously, Sam worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He also worked with city leaders, youth activists and community organizations develop comprehensive agendas to achieve quality education, health, and justice for young black men. He has been named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and The Root 100.

Sam grew up in Orlando, Florida, and has been involved in organizing and advocacy since he was in high school. He graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system.


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