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HackNight #52 – Census 2020

June 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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At Progressive HackNight, we explore the intersection of tech and social justice. The 2020 Census is on the minds of many, from the citizenship question to underfunding outreach to privacy concerns to reaching hard to count communities, our next hacknight will take a look at the unique technical challenges as well as long-standing political and social justice ones.

What do we want to happen?

We will discuss how crucial the Census is to the distribution of resources and redistricting, how community groups expect to reach hard to count populations, and how the availability of an online option for filling out the Census opens a pandora’s box of digital security concerns.


We will be joined by Jonathan Chung, Civic Engagement Associate at MinKwon Center for Community Action; Greta Byrum, Co-Director of the Digital Equity Lab at the New School; and Monica Vargas-Huertas, Northeast Deputy Director of NALEO Education Fund.


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About Progressive HackNight

Progressive HackNight mobilizes tech workers for good.  At Progressive HackNight, we design, plan, and organize around technology that addresses in-equity and promotes a society that works for all. We take a strong stance that technology that breeds injustice and oppression should be dismantled.  Our bi-weekly hacknights, open source projects, and issue-based campaigns educate and empower advocates and tech workers to create progressive change.

This event is open to technologists, organizers, data enthusiasts, ux/ui, creatives, project managers, product managers, coders, etc, of all backgrounds/experiences.

Food will be provided!

The schedule is as follows:

6:30p – 6:45p : registration, networking (mingle!)

6:45p – 6:55p : Introductions & announcements

6:55p – 7:30p : Speakers

7:30 – 7:40p : Announce Breakouts – Start a Breakout Group

7:30p – 9:30p : Breakout – Breakout Groups

After the programme, the community will break-out into two groups: a discussion group, and a working group. Please notify the team at steering@progressivehacknight.org if you want to announce a breakout group for that night.


Groups centered on learning new things, discussing solutions to addressable problems, building networks, and strategizing. Start one by filling out this Google Form (we’ll put it in GitHub)


Working groups are breakouts focused on either onboarding, training, or just having a team setup on collectively coding for your awesome project!  Start one by filling out this Google Form.


The New School University Center
63 Fifth Avenue Room 304, New York, New York 10003
New York,New York10003US
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