You Count, You Matter: Building Equitable Communities Together
This session will be an interactive and informative workshop that will help participants understand the importance of the 2020 Census and its undeniable impact on racial and social justice.
The 2020 Census is an opportunity to ensure that the fabric of all of our communities are fully seen by being counted. It is important to have honest and public discussions about the necessity of a complete and accurate count, specifically placing an emphasis on “hard to count” populations. The “hard-to-count” populations are often communities of color and other groups that exist within the margins. With this distinction in mind, we must also bring to light the social and historic context of how systems continue to benefit from the marginalization of communities of color. On April 1, 2020, the US Census Bureau will begin its process of counting each person living in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. Through the 2020 Census we each have the opportunity to be counted to ensure resources are equitably distributed within our state. Join this session to learn how. Can we count you in?
- Participants will gain an understanding of how the Census plays a role in our everyday lives and the importance of educating hard-to-count communities.
- Participants will learn new changes to the Census 2020 process.
- Participants will be exposed to key resources for ongoing Census information for themselves and the populations that they serve.
- Participants will learn the history of how the Census has been used over time, and its relation to marginalized populations.