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Count Your Neighbors: Leaders Connect Faith to the Census
September 09, 2020
We look at the U.S. Census Bureau’s attempts to build relationships with faith communities to overcome mistrust and suspicion.
William Frey. Image Courtesy of the Brookings Institute
Numbers Rule: Why the Census Matters September 09, 2020

Demographer William Frey talks to host Amber Khan about the importance of an accurate census count and how the attempt to insert a citizenship question threatens that accuracy. Frey also describes what the 2020 Census may show — that as a nation we are growing younger and more diverse. That diversity, he predicts, will define the coming century in the United States.

William Frey, senior fellow at The Brookings Institute, research professor at the University of Michigan, and author of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America.

Saguftah Ahmed. Image courtesy Saguftah Ahmed
From Mandate to Mission: Inspiring Minorities to Take the Census September 09, 2020

Amber Khan speaks with Shagufta Ahmed, who spearheads interfaith outreach for the U.S. Census Bureau. Ahmed is passionate about the census, something she inherited from her father, an immigrant. She discusses what’s at stake in an accurate census for minority and immigrant groups and describes how the U.S. Census Bureau works to build trust among those groups.

Shagufta Ahmed, National Partnership Program of the US Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has a variety of information available about the 2020 Census as well as an online response form.
Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Image by Wikimedia Commons user AgnosticPreachersKid. Published under Creativ Commons, Attribution, Share Alike license.
Partners in Trust: The Campaign to Count America September 09, 2020
In February, the U.S. Census Bureau hosted an Interfaith Summit at Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral, bringing together leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist communities. Producer Kimberly Winston examines how participants connected their belief in a loving God with a religious duty to stand up and be counted. Then host Amber Khan talks with Jaime Mujahid Fletcher, founder of the first Latino-led Islamic center in the U.S., about the decision to partner with the 2020 U.S. Census. 

You can watch the 2020 Interfaith Partner Summit here.

Jaime Mujahid Fletcher, founder of Islam in Spanish in Houston, Texas.

Jaime Mujahid Fletcher. Image courtesy Jaime Mujahid Fletche

Jaime Mujahid Fletcher