|Time:||9:30 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Location:||The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund One Market, Landmark Building, Suite 400|
The data gathered from the 2010 Census will provide a comprehensive snapshot of Bay Area communities—and communities across the United States—that will be used to distribute nearly $41.9 billion in federal funding to California over the next decade. Additionally, government agencies, the private sector and non–profit groups will assess trends and develop programs based on the Decennial Census numbers. These numbers will also determine our political influence by informing redistricting decisions.
Yet the challenges to a fair and accurate census count in California are great: ten of the top 50 "hard to count" (HTC) counties in the country are in the state (including San Francisco and Alameda) and so are 12% of the total U.S. population and 25% of the nation's undocumented population. Moreover, populations that are traditionally undercounted—ethnic groups, homeless, families that double–up on housing, among others—have grown in the past decade.
The need to optimize coordination and leverage limited resources will be essential to a successful census count. Recognizing this, a group of funders has developed a statewide census outreach strategy to enhance coordination and communication. Join fellow grantmakers in a discussion about what this strategy and the 2010 census means for Bay Area communities and learn about current and past successful outreach, education, and advocacy efforts and how those strategies may be applied in 2010.
As a result of this session, participants will:
This program is free and open to all NCG members and funder–members of:
Isabel Alegria [Invited], Communications Director with the California Immigrant Policy Center. Formerly, Isabel worked with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund on MALDEF's Census 2000 program. She pursued a broadcasting career for more than 20 years, working most recently as a Reporter for National Public Radio, based in San Francisco.
Lia Bolden, Sr. Partnership Specialist, is responsible for Complete County Committees for the U.S. Census Bureau. Her focus is on the development of State, local and Community Complete Count Committees. The 2010 Census is her third decennial census. She was a Partnership Specialist in both the 1990 and 2000 Census counts. Lia brings to the 2010 Census not only her institutional knowledge of the decennial census but also her understanding of the challenges the Census bureau faces as it tries to reach an increasingly complex and diverse population in Northern California.
Cathy Cha is the Senior Program Officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund's Immigrant Rights and Integration program. In this position, Cathy manages the Fund's efforts to promote equal opportunities for immigrants to become fully engaged citizens. Cathy has more than 15 years' experience in economic development and community engagement, with a focus in low-income and immigrant communities. Her previous work experience spans nonprofit, government and private sectors.
Vincent Pan is the Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), a community–based social justice organization in San Francisco. CAA advocates for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice. CAA also supports progressive movement building efforts in the Asian and Pacific American community by leading and partnering in efforts such as API Equality and Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality.
Daranee Petsod is the Executive Director of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR). Daranee has worked on social and economic justice issues for the past 22 years. Prior to joining GCIR in December 1998, Daranee was a consultant working with foundations and nonprofits on program planning and communications, and served as interim executive director and development director for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Daranee's areas of expertise include immigrant integration and building the capacity of immigrant-based organizations.