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Join us for the Queens Census Create-a-thon!
Queens is home to some of the most undercounted districts, resulting in vastly underfunded and underrepresented communities. The Queens Create-a-thon invites Queens-based community groups and their diverse constituents, as well as anyone available to help and put their skills to good use, to join us in ensuring everyone is counted. Together and with the support of the US Census Bureau, we will produce a range of creative campaign content in as many languages as we can manage, that community members can help spread to their families, colleagues, friends, and neighbors.
Over the course of 4 hours, participants will help determine which messages their communities need to hear, connect with a diverse group of talented people, and collaboratively generate digital media and compelling messages that spread awareness about the 2020 Census. Help us get the message out that there is not a citizenship question on the census form; that the constitution stipulates that personal data from the Census cannot be shared with ICE or other government agencies; that people can fill out the census online and by phone in 13 languages total, and language support is available in 59 languages; and that if you cannot vote this is something that you can do for your family, for your community, and for yourself.
Join us and help ensure that our communities are counted!
No one knows your community better than you. So, whether you want to design a sticker, draw a poster, write a poem, sing a song, or choreograph a dance, Lincoln Center teaching artists will be on hand to help you shape your ideas. Come collaborate on fun and accessible art projects to help reach the people in your lives and share the importance of the census.
Lincoln Center, in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the U.S. Census Bureau, wants to ensure that our communities get their fair share, especially people in historically under-counted groups. These include people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and children under the age of five.
Why the Census Matters
The Census, a once-a-decade population count, affects your representation in government, and determines how much funding your community receives. When a person isn’t counted, they lose out on about $2,000 every year for TEN YEARS in direct services like SNAP, WIC, hospitals, schools, transportation, and road maintenance.
Agenda (subject to change)
2:00pm–2:30pm Welcome and orientation
2:30pm–5:15pm Work on art projects in groups
5:15pm–6:00pm Final share-out and closing remarks
All ages welcome
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
We welcome speakers of all languages. Please provide your preferred language during registration and we will make every effort to provide translation
A variety of creative supplies will be provided at the event, but we encourage you to bring any of your own materials to use in your art-making (e.g. instruments, visual art media, laptops with software such as Photoshop, InDesign, GarageBand, etc.
The 2010 census missed more than 10% of all children under age 5 in the U.S. When we miss young children in the census, it has serious consequences for them, their families, their communities and our nation – with many of those consequences lasting for at least 10 years. With the 2020 census fast approaching, it is time to make sure we count all our children
That's why we're calling all content creators to join forces with Partnership for America's Children and the Census Open Innovation Labs for the nation's first-ever creative workshop to develop the content needed to reach families with kids under five leading up to the 2020 Census.
Over the course of four informative and festive hours, we’ll learn about the importance of the kids undercount, connect with people passionate about Census 2020, and collaboratively generate digital media and compelling messages that spread awareness about the the 2020 count within families with kids under five.
CREATING COMMUNITY-BASED ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
The US Census Bureau in partnership with the City of Tempe and the Arizona State University Complete Count Committees invite student creatives and community storytellers to a morning create-a-thon to collaboratively generate digital content and compelling messages that spread awareness about the 2020 census and communicate the importance of a complete count for Tempe.
Join the Lt. Governor; Connecticut Complete Count Committee; and the U.S. Census Bureau for Connecticut’s first create-a-thon to reach hard-to-count communities!
Over the course of four informative and festive hours, we’ll dive into targeted briefs from local organizations, connect with a diverse group of talented people, and collaboratively generate digital media and compelling messages that spread awareness about the 2020 Census to communicate the importance of a complete and accurate count for the Connecticut community.