Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?, hosted by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), is a digital art and civic experience designed to allow the Bay Area community to engage with artists in addressing the long-term impact of the 2020 Census.
Every ten years, the Census count determines the population in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the five US territories. The results determine political representation as well as federal funding allocations for essential programs such as affordable housing, public transportation, healthcare, emergency services, arts and education financing, and so much more.
In San Francisco alone, each person who completes the Census directs $20,000 to community programs, potentially putting more than $17 billion into the city over the next ten years.
Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America? is part of an arts-driven citywide campaign led by the Art+Action coalition — headquartered and incubated at YBCA and commissioned by the City of San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) — mobilizing around the 2020 Census.
Participating artists and organizations include Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Micah Bazant, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lukas Brekke-Miesner, Cece Carpio, Yueqi Chen, Creativity Explored, Rodney Ewing, First Exposures, Ana Teresa Fernández, Guillermo Galindo, June Grant, Chris Hamamoto, James Hosking, Vida Kuang, Liz Lerman, Bijun Liang, Richard Misrach, Takeshi Moro, Leah Nichols, Joan Osato, Maria Paz, Yesica Prado, Jerome Reyes, Dorothy R. Santos, SF Urban Film Fest, Lava Thomas, Sanctuary City Project, and Arleene Correa Valencia.
For further details and digital programming, visit ybca.org.
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