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Queens Museum Census Create-a-Thon

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Queens Museum

New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens, NY 11368

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Join us for the Queens Census Create-a-thon!

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Census Create-a-thons bring together creatives (designers, copywriters, artists, content strategists, video-makers, etc.) with community advocates and organizations to magnify grassroots outreach efforts about the Census, with the ultimate goal of increasing response rates among the hardest-to-count communities.

Queens is home to some of the most undercounted districts, resulting in vastly underfunded and underrepresented communities. The Queens Create-a-thon invites Queens-based community groups and their diverse constituents, as well as anyone available to help and put their skills to good use, to join us in ensuring everyone is counted.Together and with the support of the US Census Bureau, we will produce a range of creative campaign content in as many languages as we can manage, that community members can help spread to their families, colleagues, friends, and neighbors.

The Census counts the United States population once every ten years, which sets the country’s trajectory for the next decade, determining congressional apportionment (the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives), redistricting, and how the allocation of close to $700 billion dollars is distributed annually to cities across the nation. People of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, people experiencing homelessness, people with low incomes, renters, single-parent or multi-family households, people with limited or no English proficiency, and young children are overwhelmingly undercounted in the Census, which means funding they are entitled to is not reaching them.

Over the course of 4 hours, participants will help determine which messages their communities need to hear, connect with a diverse group of talented people, and collaboratively generate digital media and compelling messages that spread awareness about the 2020 Census. Help us get the message out that there is not a citizenship question on the census form; that the constitution stipulates that personal data from the Census cannot be shared with ICE or other government agencies; that the form is available in 12 languages and language support is available in more than 50 languages; that we need to get all kids counted; and that if you cannot vote this is something that you can do for your family, for your community, and for yourself.

Join us and help ensure that our communities are counted!

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New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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