Counting “Race”: Racial and Ethnic Measurements in the 2020 Census

Start: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:00 am

End: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:00 am

Location: 
UNM SUB Ballroom A

The Institute for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice, housed at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy

at the University of New Mexico, invite you to our symposium entitled:

 

Counting “Race”: Racial and Ethnic Measurements in the 2020 Census

The Institute for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice, housed at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, invite you to our symposium entitled, Counting  “Race”: Racial and Ethnic Measurements in the 2020 Census.  

The symposium will include moderated roundtable discussions with 2-3 participants in each roundtable.  

The roundtable will take place as a moderated discussion that will be open to the general public.

A reception will follow.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the roundtable include:

  • best practices for counting race and ethnicity, with a focus on lessons from previous censuses;
  • the use of multiple measures for race and ethnicity (e.g., self-identity and socially defined race-what other people think they are; parental place of birth, ancestry, etc.);
  • differences between the race and ethnicity questions collected by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Census/American Community Survey;
  • the undercount of Native Americans, Latino/as, and undocumented communities;
  • Standards for the collection of race and ethnicity data set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

DATE & TIME: Friday, Sept. 9, 2009, 1-5pm

PLACE: UNM SUB Ballroom A

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:


Matthew Snipp, Ph.D.,
Professor of Sociology, Stanford University;


Leobardo Estrada, Ph.D.,
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles;

 


Clara Rodriguez, Ph.D.,
Professor of Sociology, Fordham University

 


Brian Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D.,
Statistical and Science Policy, Office of Management &Budget

 


Kenneth Prewitt, Ph.D.,
Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia Universtity and Former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau;

 


Nicholas A. Jones, M.S.,
Chief, Racial Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

 

 

For more information contact: 
Professor Nancy López
Email: nlopez@unm.edu
Telephone: 505 277-3101
Website: 
http://healthpolicy.unm.edu/node/486

Co-Sponsors include:  UNM Geospatial Population Studies, UNM Mellon Fellowship Program, and UNM Department of Sociology

The RWJF Center for Health Policy is the only health policy center dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities helping to shape the future of our nation’s health and health care. A collaboration of the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Center for Health Policy focuses on inserting the perspectives of Latino, American Indian, and other underrepresented groups into the most pressing health policy debates today.

For more information contact the Center at 505­–277­– 0130 or hpolicy@unm.edu or at our website http://healthpolicy.unm.edu.

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