Participants will learn key tools and recommendations for census outreach geared toward communities of color. The constitutional decennial census is vital for political representation and resource distribution. However, this iteration faces limitations related to underfunding, litigation, a new digital response option, and an acrimonious political landscape. All of these challenges pose civil rights concerns; communities of color are especially at risk of an undercount. In addition to communicating the importance of participation, libraries are now tasked with dispelling misinformation regarding its use and providing secure and providing reliable digital access for respondents. Achieving a fair and complete count is thus a matter of social justice.
This free webinar is a part of a series sponsored by ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. Due to platform capacity, only the first 100 attendees to log in will be able to attend live. After the webinar, all registrants will receive a link to the recording.