Community Create-a-thon: Census 2020

Community Create-a-thon: Census 2020

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

61 West 62nd Street

Enter on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets

New York, NY 10023

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If you love to be creative and care about your community, join us for a Create-a-thon to spread the word about the 2020 U.S. Census.

About this event

No one knows your community better than you. So, whether you want to design a sticker, draw a poster, write a poem, sing a song, or choreograph a dance, Lincoln Center teaching artists will be on hand to help you shape your ideas. Come collaborate on fun and accessible art projects to help reach the people in your lives and share the importance of the census.

Lincoln Center, in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the U.S. Census Bureau, wants to ensure that our communities get their fair share, especially people in historically under-counted groups. These include people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent households, people with limited English proficiency, and children under the age of five.

Why the Census Matters

The Census, a once-a-decade population count, affects your representation in government, and determines how much funding your community receives. When a person isn’t counted, they lose out on about $2,000 every year for TEN YEARS in direct services like SNAP, WIC, hospitals, schools, transportation, and road maintenance.

Agenda (subject to change)

2:00pm–2:30pm Welcome and orientation

2:30pm–5:15pm Work on art projects in groups

5:15pm–6:00pm Final share-out and closing remarks

Teaching Artists

Ayanna – Painting and Visual Art

Di Quon – Acting and Writing

Harold "Fyütch" Simmons – Music

Hector Torrida - The Art of the Meme

Intikana – Filmmaking, Creative Writing and Poetry

Lisa Green – Dance

Wendy Fung – Calligraphy

All ages welcome

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

We welcome speakers of all languages. Please provide your preferred language during registration and we will make every effort to provide translation

A variety of creative supplies will be provided at the event, but we encourage you to bring any of your own materials to use in your art-making (e.g. instruments, visual art media, laptops with software such as Photoshop, InDesign, GarageBand, etc.)

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