Ethnic Media Services announce the winners of an Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) – sponsored city-wide contest for 14-21 year-olds on “Why My Family Counts” and introduces four of the 100-plus contestants. Census advocates document how San Francisco — a trend setter in so many areas –is behind the state-wide average in self-response rates, possible reasons why and what is to be done. EMS will distribute a report showcasing youth work from the contest which media can publish as an SF Kids-to-Parents Call-to- Action: Get counted now! Don’t leave us out of federally funded programs for the next decade.
- Adrienne Pon, Director, Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs – Why youth voices matter;
- Robert Clifton, Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs – What the data tell us;
- Stephanie Kim, United Way Bay Area – A first-hand view of why San Francisco still lags and what we need to do
- Speakers from cbo’s working on the front-lines
- Youth contest standouts
WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon