APABA-DC/SABA-DC Census Training
The Census, which is conducted only once a decade, aims to fully and accurately account for all individuals who reside in the United States. Census data are used to determine the level of federal funding that will be allotted to hospitals, schools, transit, and other critical resources for the DC metropolitan area, including disadvantaged, under-represented, and/or minority communities such as the Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (“APA”) community. The data also determine congressional representation, and are used to evaluate a range of civil rights laws and policies. However, reports indicate that the APA community has been under-counted for decades due to challenges in finding stable and affordable housing; high incidences of poverty, unemployment, and lower educational attainment; and substantial language barriers.
Join APABA-DC, SABA-DC, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and its partners for a training on what you should know about the census. We will discuss the critical impact it has on our community, how to effectively communicate with and target under-counted community members, and what resources and opportunities are available to help ensure that the APA community in the DC metropolitan area is fully counted in the 2020 Census.
When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 6:00pm-8:00pm (panel begins at 6:30pm)
Where: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004RSVP Here