We All Count

This week’s blog comes from Evelyn Pedraza Fernandez, who covers the important work of SF-based PODER (People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights) to do Census 2020 outreach to underserved and underrepresented populations in San Francisco. Evelyn is the recipient of Campus Compact’s Newman Scholar Award, and an Esther-Madriz Diversity Scholar, and former Community…

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David Jefferson, Urban and Public Affairs Graduate Student

Will We Ever Truly Count?

Urban & Public Affairs grad student, David Jefferson ’21, continues our series covering the 2020 Census! In this week’s blog, he speaks on the history of racial inequity, particularly for African-Americans, that stemmed from being undercounted throughout the Census’ history. He also points to the reasons for participating in this year’s Census, and why it…

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Maria Amezcua

Privacy and the Census

Maria Amezcua ’20, a member of the graduating class of the M.A. Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) program writes on the elements of privacy concerns related to the 2020 Census. Her guest blog post is taken from a class assignment for her course work in “Social Justice and the Census”. After reading this post, follow…

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Photo of the McCarthy Center facade on 281 Masonic Avenue in San Francisco

To our Friends and Partners

Dear McCarthy Center Friends and Partners, This moment in time is a true test of our authenticity as an institution committed to the public good.  With rapidly changing national, state, local, and institutional policies designed to contain the pandemic, there is real danger that our connections to each other will diminish. In this context, we…

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Let’s Get Out The Count!

This week’s blog come from Casey Farmer, McCarthy Center Board Member and the Executive Director of the Alameda County Complete Count Committee. She graduated from University of San Francisco in 2007 and participated in the McCarthy Center’s Honors Public Service Program. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Galen Wilson, a fellow USF alum. With…

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