January 28, 2010 | Detroit, MI

Making Our Communities Count: How to Engage in the 2010 Census in Detroit, MI

The Metro Detroit Census Roundtable
Invites community leaders to attend

Making Our Communities Count: How to Engage in the 2010 Census
Thursday, January 28
9 AM - 3 PM

 American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
2661 E. Jefferson | Detroit, MI 48207

Every 10 years the U.S. Constitution calls for a census count of all persons living in the United States.  Based on census numbers, nearly $400 billion of federal resources are allocated annually to states, communities, and community-based organizations.

Our communities have a lot to gain or to lose in the 2010 Census. We need to make sure everyone is counted!

Learn about special initiatives happening in Detroit and how to become involved in our national effort. Come hear the key messages and outreach strategies organizations across the country are using to encourage census participation among the hardest to count communities.
9:00    Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30    Opening Remarks: Why the Census is Important to Metro Detroit
10:00    Overview of It’s Time. Make Yourself Count Campaign / Available Tools & Materials
10:30    Mechanics and Operations of the Census
11:15    Panel: Challenges and Opportunities to a Complete Count in Detroit
12:30    Working Lunch
1:00    Breakout Sessions
 Integrating Census outreach/work into current programming
How to get your community involved in promoting the Census
2:30    Next steps and Adjourn

For more information please contact:
Rachid Elabed (734-652-3303) / relabed@accesscommunity.org
Nadia Tonova (313-843-2844 X103) / ntonova@accesscommunity.org
Anjali Thakur-Mittal (202-263-2850) / ThakurMittal@civilrights.org

Sponsored by: Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Association of Chinese Americans (ACA),  Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES), Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI), Latin Americans for Social & Economic Development (LASED) Southwest Solutions, City Connect Detroit, Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote- Michigan, American Citizens for Justice/Asian American Center for Justice (ACJ), Michigan Non Profit Association (MNA), and State Voices