Dialogue Guide: “Census 2020: We all count. But will we all be counted?”
This guide helps students and communities explore the importance of and issues surrounding how we achieve a complete and accurate census count. It provides informational content, instructions for a simple small group dialogue, and dialogue prompts.
It is based on the Living Room Conversations model, a resource for guides on a range of public issues and topics. This guide was prepared by the Minnesota Higher Education and Census 2020 Network, in partnership with Minnesota Campus Compact. Special thanks to Metropolitan State University graduate interns Ben Baglio and Nima Hussein and the State of Minnesota Demographer’s Office.
Below are additional resources to support Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative activities. Participating campuses are welcome to use whatever dialogue model works best in their context to address a public issue of their choosing. While the 2020 Census is a suggested topic, there are many other great topics to explore.