The Humanizing Data working group considers the ways that data connects with people, nonhuman animals, and places throughout New York City. Our group addresses several issues related to data, including what it is (and isn’t) and the ways it has (re)produced systems and experiences of inequality. The group also explores the strategies we can adopt or imagine to subvert the limitations imposed by data. On the other hand, the group will discuss the data that local communities need to address challenges related to racial, gendered, and climate justice. To that end, we think together about how arts-oriented engagements and storytelling can effectively communicate, circulate, and advocate for data. Our meetings welcome academics across disciplines, artists, and activists to share their work.