Unpacking The Census: Celebrating 10 Years of the Project and Looking to the Future
On Monday, November 7, 2022, we celebrated ten years of the project, shared new research, and engaged in conversation with regional experts. Following a presentation by John V. Moeser Unpacking the Census fellow Sarah Murtaugh, ’23, and Spatial Analysis Lab director Kyle Redican, School of Professional & Continuing Studies associate dean Tom Shields moderated a panel discussion with: Jovan Burton, executive director of Partnership for Housing Affordability; Kendra Norrell, senior program officer at the Institute for Sustainable Communities; Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, associate professor of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University; and Albert Walker, program and strategy officer at Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/w-73_n64XkA
Unpacking The Census: Kickoff Event
In an effort to raise awareness and promote action regarding wide gaps along lines of race and class in metropolitan Richmond, Initiatives of Change/Hope in the Cities, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, and ConnectNetwork co-sponsored “Unpacking the 2010 Census: The New Realities of Race, Class, and Jurisdiction” on March 18, 2011. Over 200 community leaders attended the forum, which was hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. John V. Moeser, Senior Fellow at the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, delivered the keynote presentation. During the forum, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced the creation of an Anti-Poverty Commission. After his remarks, participants moved into small groups to explore the impact of poverty in one of six sectors: business, civic life, education, healthcare, housing, and religion.
Unpacking The Census: Convocation (1 Year In)
Over 100 people gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University to discuss next steps in the “Unpacking the 2010 Census: The New Realities of Race, Class, and Jurisdiction” program. Remarks were offered by City of Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Dr. John V. Moeser, program evaluator Dr. Bonnie B. Dowdy, volunteer facilitators Charles Williams and Marti Williams, and others. A panel also explored interventions to poverty in areas including education, housing, transportation, and workforce development.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02QGiRk_Pxc
Unpacking The Census: Five Years Later Forum
The City of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building, Initiatives of Change/Hope in the Cities, and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities convened a forum on March 22, 2016 at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The program featured presentations and remarks from City of Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Dr. John V. Moeser, Dr. Thad Williamson, and others. At “Unpacking the Census: Five Years Later,” the community marked 5 years of sustained efforts to reduce poverty’s impact throughout the region and refreshed this vision for the future.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8vWtrkGwBU