Did you know Brooklyn was one of the two hardest to count counties in New York state for the 2010 Census?
With Census 2020 fast approaching, it's more important than ever that Brooklyn and its diverse communities be counted. The Census is more than just a headcount; it determines not only political representation, but also how and where at least $450 billion in funding is distributed.
Yet the current political climate presents new challenges for the Census count, including the addition of a Citizenship question for the first time since 1965. Other barriers to an accurate count include severe under-funding and issues around implementing the technology to capture survey responses online.
Join us on Monday, May 21st from 7-8:30PM at the BRIC Arts Media House to discuss how Brooklyn should take on these challenges so that our communities are fully counted. An expert panel will break down the issues, share emerging strategies, and answer your questions:
Dr. Lurie Favors, General Counsel, Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College
Pastor Gil Monrose, Director of Faith-based and Clergy Initiatives, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Betsy Plum, Policy Director, New York Immigration Coalition
Steven Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
Space generously provided through BRIC’s Stoop Share program