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Inclusive Data: Census 2020 Data in a Changing America

Inclusive Data: Census 2020 Data in a Changing America

What's in the 2020 Census and other data from the US Census Bureau and how can they affect lives around the US? Join Demographer and Virginia Projections Program Manager Shonel Sen and Virginia Tech Social Science Data Consultant Nathaniel Porter to find out.

This workshop digs into how Census data and the US population are changing, with a focus on data and impacts related to historically marginalized groups. It is open to anyone and will focus on translating sometimes arcane research methodology and findings to help non-specialists better understand Census data and its impact.

We'll address critical questions like these:

  • Why does the Census keep changing how it asks about race and ethnicity?
  • Did the threat of a citizenship question or the Covid pandemic affect who was included in the 2020 Census?
  • Does the Census represent small minorities and rural areas fairly?
  • How may the Census 2020 numbers affect public policy on equity and inclusion?
  • What do data users need to know about accuracy and reliability of the Census 2020 data products?

This workshop is part of a new series on Inclusive Data - find information on the hands-on workshop (10/20, 11am-Noon) on the Library Calendar and stream the "Data Represent!" panel on inclusive Census data on Twitch (10/22, 3-5pm). You can join us on Zoom or in person in Newman Library on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus. For questions or additional information, please contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Newman 207A, Online
Blacksburg Campus
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Nathaniel Porter

Social Science Data Consultant and Data Education Coordinator