The Pandemic’s Impact on the 2020 Census

Lunchtime Forum

Art+Action's Come To Your Census campaign. Street Pole Banner Design for San Francisco. Artwork by Antonio Benjamin of Creativity Explored. Art+Action is a multi-sector coalition for for civic participation mobilizing around the 2020 Census —powered by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) + headquartered at Yerba Buena Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).

The results of the 2020 Census will determine how money and power is allocated across the country, making it imperative that the count be as accurate as possible. For over a year, efforts have been undertaken across the Bay Area to ensure that everyone is represented, particularly the hard-to-count (such as those experiencing homelessness or for whom English can be a barrier). This was an enormous task before, and has only been made more difficult since, the outset of the global pandemic. Learn about what’s being done and how those processes are evolving in light of COVID-19.

+ Adrienne Pon / San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs
+ Monica Tong / County of Santa Clara
+ Marquita Price / East Oakland Collective




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