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Metropolitan State 2010 Census Campaign

By Nadja Berneche, Metropolitan State University

Reposted from the Minnesota Campus Compact blog.

“Be Counted, 2010 Census” banners hang over East 7th Street from the skyway at Metropolitan State University to promote the upcoming census to the University and surrounding Census 2010community.The Center for Community-Based Learning, American Democracy Project, Student Senate, MSUSA, and University Activities Board are coordinating a campaign to provide university students, faculty and staff, and community members, with a series of events that will address how the 2010 Census works and how each individual can make a difference.  The census determines how more than $400 billion is allocated to communities for things like new schools, roads and public transportation, fire and police services, hospital services, and social service programs, higher education The census also determines the number of representatives in Congress who can advocate on our behalf. Everyone’s participation is vital to help ensure a complete and accurate count.

Please join us for one or more of the upcoming informative sessions:

The Census: Culture, Identity, and the Changing Face of MinnesotaA panel discussion about the intersection of the census, race, and identity, with representatives from the Somali and Latino Complete Count Committees, OutFront Minnesota, and Hennepin County.
Tuesday, February 16, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College campus Helland Center Student Lounge (H-2000) Co-sponsored by MCTC

Census Data: A Source for Fun Facts* and more!

State Demographer Tom Gillaspy
Wednesday, February 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m, St. Paul Lib 302 and via ITV in Minneapols, MEC 2300

Dollars We Count On: The Census, Cities, Local Government, and Higher Education Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Great Hall Panel discussion with:
Chris Coleman, St. Paul Mayor, Kathy Lantry, St. Paul City Council President Lois Larson,  Metropolitan State Interim Director of Financial Aid Melvin Carter, St. Paul City Council Graeme Allen, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota State University Student Association

Controversy, Conflict, and the U.S. Census Monday, March 15, Noon – 1:30 p.m., Lib. 132 Campus Conversations Brown Bag- Bring Your Lunch, Dessert and Beverage provided. Campus Conversations are open discussions for students, staff and faculty that focus on current issues.  The conversations work to enhance knowledge of current issues and promote democratic dialogue with members of the campus community. Discussion will be facilitated by a Metropolitan State faculty member.
Click here for more information or call 651-793-1285 with any questions.

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