2020 CENSUS OPERATIONS WEBINAR SERIES

Presented by Census Counts and the Funders Census Initiative

Past Webinars:

Wednesday, March 13 at 1pm Eastern: Part 1 – Self-Response 

Recording + slide deck

Part 1 of this Census Operations Series includes an overview of 2020 Census peak operations, with a focus on self-response to include timing, modes of response, languages available, methods for delivery of materials, information on the Update/Leave operation in rural and remote areas — including American Indian reservations — and the targeted Update/Enumerate operation.

Presenters:

  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant
  • Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund
  • Moderated by: Anita Banerji, Forefront

Wednesday, April 10 at 1pm Eastern: Part 2 – Hiring

Recording + slide deck

Part 2 of this Census Operations Series will include an overview of the U.S. Census Bureau recruitment and hiring strategies. This webinar will discuss challenges to these hiring strategies and the impact of the low unemployment rate, online applications, and the waiver process for retired federal workers, work-eligible non-citizens, and the formerly incarcerated. The webinar will also discuss how community-based organizations can plan hiring outreach efforts.

Presenters:

  • Jeri Green, National Urban League
  • Stephanie B. Kim, Community Connect Labs
  • Gavin Baker, American Library Association
  • Phylicia Hill, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law
  • Moderated by: Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant

Wednesday, May 8 at 1pm Eastern: Part 3 – Enumeration of Group Quarters & Transitory Locations

Recording + slide deck

Part 3 of this Census Operations Series will cover: service-based enumeration of people experiencing homelessness; Enumeration of college dorms, prisons, skilled nursing homes, and military installations; and Enumeration of highly mobile populations such as campsites, circuses, marinas, and migrant farm worker camps.

Presenters:

  • Cara Brumfield, Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality
  • Meghan Maury, National LGBTQ Taskforce
  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant
  • Moderated by: Christian Arana, Latino Community Foundation

Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00 pm EST: Part 4 – Nonresponse Follow Up

Recording + slide deck

Part 4 of the Census Counts and the Funders Census Initiative census operations series will cover nonresponse follow up procedures for the 2020 Census. Speakers will include:

  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant
  • Joseph Salvo, Chief Demographer, Population Division, NYC Department of City Planning
  • Moderated by Terry Ao Minnis, Director of the census and voting programs, Advancing Justice, AAJC

Wednesday, September 18 at 1pm: Part 5 – How to Monitor the Count in Real Time

Recording + slide deck

Part 5 of the Census Counts + Funders Census Initiative census operations series will cover how organizations can monitor the progress of the count in real time, to guide resource and outreach targeting, messaging and strategy modifications, and additional investments, as needed. Speakers also will discuss what we can (and cannot) learn from real time indicators of census progress.

Speakers:

  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant
  • Steven Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center / CUNY
  • Moderated by: Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, Senior Program Officer, Long Island Community Foundation

Wednesday, October 16 at 1 pm: Part 6 – Tips for Organizers Engaging in GOTC

Recording + slide deck

Part 6 of the Census Counts + Funders Census Initiative census operations series will cover how organizers engaging in Get Out the Count can plan their field operations – including door-to-door canvassing and community outreach – before and during the self response and non response follow up periods of the 2020 Census. Speakers also will discuss how organizers can ensure outreach plans do not inadvertently undermine Title 13 privacy protections,

Speakers:

  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant
  • Elena Langworthy, State Voices
  • Diali Avila, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Vivan Chang, APALA
  • Xp Lee, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Wednesday, December 11 at 1pm: Part 7 – Census Operations 101

Recording + Slide Deck

Part 7 of the Census Counts + Funders Census Initiative census operations series reviewed key aspects of census operations that can help inform planning for Get-Out-the-Count. Self-Response, NRFU, Group Quarters, and Transitory Locations — here’s your chance to make sure you have the specifics and timing down pat. This webinar is great for those just starting to learn about the census, as well as those looking to brush up on the basics as we inch closer to peak operations.

Speakers:

  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant

Wednesday, January 15 at 1pm Eastern: Part 8 – Counting in the wake of natural disasters and Counting on colleges and university campuses

Recording + slide deck

This installation of the Census operations webinar series will cover natural disaster scenarios and how Census Bureau updates population; where should people be counted, if they’re rebuilding their homes; How do we get the word out to people who have been displaced to make sure they’re being counted where they live. Long-term consequences; population adjustments after the count; how to work with the census bureau to make sure the address list is correct. In addition the this webinar will review how people on colleges and universities campuses are counted.

Wednesday, February 12 at 1pm Eastern: Part 9 – Monitoring the Count in Real Time Part II

Recording + slide deck

Part 9 of the Census Counts/Funders Census Initiative census operations webinar series will cover how organizations can monitor the progress of the count in real time, to guide resource and outreach targeting, messaging and strategy modifications, and additional investments, as needed. Speakers will also cover what we can (and cannot) learn from real time indicators of census progress.

Presenters:

  • Elena Langworthy, State Voices
  • Terri Ann Lowenthal, Consultant, Funders Census Initiativev
  • Steven Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center / CUNY
  • Moderator: Meredith Higashi, Philanthropy Northwest

#CountMeIn

Communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next ten years. This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you.

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Doing census outreach? Visit our COVID-19 page for organizing resources, updates from the Census Bureau, and guidance on how to adjust your census outreach to keep yourself and your community safe.