Checking the Box(es): Race, Latinx and the U.S. Census

Thursday, October 1, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Zoom Webcast
UC Berkeley
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Event Contact: Amber Lawrence, UC Berkeley Library event coordinator, UC Berkeley, libraryevents [at]

Access Coordinator: Amber Lawrence,  libraryevents [at],  510-459-9108

Speakers: Victoria Robinson, Lecturer & American Cultures Program Director Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies; Cristina Mora, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Berkeley Sociology; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

Sponsors: Library, Institute of Governmental Studies, American Cultures Center

Census 2020—like every census since 1790—uses racial categorizations that reflect the prejudices of our time. At the same time, it provides a powerful tool that exposes the impact of racism on income, education, health, home ownership, employment and more for each person living in the United States.

Join us for a conversation with renowned Berkeley faculty discussing how these contested categories impact their research and teaching.

This zoom webinar will be recorded and live streamed to Youtube.

If you require an accommodation to effectively participate in this event, please contact the access coordinator Amber Lawrence at libraryevents [at] or 510-459-9108, with at least 7-10 days in advance.

Open to audience: All Audiences

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