At the University of New Mexico, the Census is very important, and the Welstand Foundation host the Census Data and the Black Experience event on June 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Census Data and the Black Experience will feature Director of Africana Studies and Lecturer Charles Becknell, along with former UNM Faculty Bishop Cooper and William Scott Carreathers. The group will lead a live stream on the Census 2020 AACC Facebook Page. The event will be online and available at Census Data and the Black Experience.

Census Data and the Black Experience

The Census is a decennial population count of the residents of the United States that is mandated by the government. It counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census.

Historically, the Black community has been deemed statistically insignificant. Welstand Foundation had created the African American Complete Count to combat this stereotype and educate the Black community on why it is important to complete the Census.

When responding to the Census, individuals should tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. The census is confidential and there will not be a citizenship question. Fill out at Census 2020 or call 844-330-2020 to fill out by phone or to request a paper questionnaire.