2020 Census: Race Counts

The decennial census is the basis for the allocation of political representation, billions in federal resources, and decision-making in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Undercounted communities are not evenly distributed across the country, and neither are the implications in terms of resources and representation, which last a decade. People of color have been historically undercounted, especially people of color who are also low-income, mobile, LGBTQ or immigrant. An accurate census count is critical to overcome the perpetuation of historical and political barriers to full participation, voice, power, and equity in our democracy.

The event will include:

  • National experts discuss why a fair census count is so critical
  • Release of new research on racial equity
  • Graduate students award $20,000 to D.C. nonprofits

Registration will begin at 3:00pm and the panel will start at 3:30pm. The event will be followed by a networking reception starting at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, April 30 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Special Events


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


McCourt School of Public Policy



Event Contact Name

Center For Public & Nonprofit Leadership

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