February 26, 2014, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET
About This Event
How does the self-perception of certain demographic communities differ from how they are perceived by others? As the multiracial population grows, how can we create a space both in our communities and in our data collection surveys to make sure they are accurately represented? Will redefining race and ethnicity categories produce better data for informing public policy?
Please join us for an in-depth discussion on the meaning of race and ethnicity in a changing America.
Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
Julie Dowling, Associate Professor, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Roderick Harrison, Senior Research Fellow, Civic Engagement and Governance Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Hilary O. Shelton, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy, NAACP
Vanessa Cárdenas, Vice President, Progress 2050, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center