The Big Countdown: Census 2010

At Baruch College, Thursday, March 25, 2010

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The Baruch College School of Public Affairs will hold a special forum on the U.S. Census on Thursday, March 25, 2010. With the head count currently in progress, U.S. and New York City census officials will outline the extraordinary efforts the government has made over a period of many months in order to achieve as accurate a count as possible of the U.S. population and its changing demographic profile.

Panelists will discuss strategies for reaching hard-to-count immigrant communities, including Hispanic, Indian and Chinese populations. Many immigrants, particularly those that are undocumented, are fearful of responding to the census. Since any undercount of New York City’s population will have serious political and fiscal repercussions, panelists will look at how the City is planning to handle this thorny issue.

Panelists:

Seema Agnani, Executive Director, Chhaya, CDC
Stacy Cumberbatch, City Census Coordinator
Angelo Flacon, President, National Institute for Latino Policy
Tony Farthing, Regional Director, U.S. Census
Joseph Salvo, Director, Population Division, NY Department of City Planning

Veteran New York Times reporter Sam Roberts will moderate the discussion.

DAY: Thursday, March 25, 2010
TIME: 6 – 8 pm
PLACE: Baruch College
Newman Conference Ctr.
151 E. 25th St.
Room 750

Coverage Invited

CONTACT: Zane Berzins
                646-660-6113;
                Zane.Berzins@baruch.cuny.edu