Community Impact Series: Census 2020

Thursday, November 14 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM [EST]

800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, United States


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Thursday, November 14 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

The 2020 Census is vitally important to the Triangle region and our entire state. This upcoming census will have political, social, and economic implications over the next 10 years - and an accurate count is key to ensuring equitable allocation of federal funding for education, housing, health, and transportation needs, effective community and economic development, and fair political representation.

Join Triangle Community Foundation as we learn from Stacey Carless, Executive Director of NC Counts Coalition, and Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Founding Director of Carolina Demography, about the Census, the importance of an accurate count, and what nonprofits, donors, and our community can do to take action and support census outreach in the Triangle. 

When: Thursday, November 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: The Frontier Classroom, 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP, NC 27709

As part of the Foundation’s donor and nonprofit education series, we hope you will be excited to learn with Stacey and Dr. Tippett on how we can ensure an accurate count and support Census outreach leading into 2020. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to talk informally with other Triangle residents about how we can work together.

Lunch will be served, and space is limited, so we encourage you to register by Monday, November 4. 


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Event Speakers

Stacey Carless, Esq.
Executive Director, NC Census Counts

Stacey is the Executive Director of the NC Counts Coalition. She began working with the Coalition in August 2017 and is directing North Carolina’s efforts for a complete, fair and accurate 2020 census count in North Carolina. Stacey is an attorney and a member of the North Carolina State Bar. She earned her juris doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Stacey’s commitment to service and her passion for protecting human rights led her to complete a certificate program in constitutional law and civil rights. In that program, she focused her studies on the 14th Amendment and the resegregation of public schools in North Carolina. Following law school, Stacey hung her own shingle and opened Carless Law. There, she utilized her life experiences, legal knowledge and passion for justice to advocate for her clients in the judicial system. Stacey is American bawn (born) and Jamaican raised; she is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. She was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a true Tar Heel! Stacey earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she double majored in Journalism and Mass Communications and Political Science. While attending law school, Stacey worked in transportation, project management, and public relations. In her free time, Stacey enjoys Zumba, spending time with her family and friends, and exploring Downtown Raleigh and Downtown Durham. Stacey is a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she advocates for tenant rights in eviction matters.

Dr. Rebecca Tippett
Director, Carolina Demography

Dr. Rebecca Tippett is the founding Director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and oversees the operation of the organization. Her work helps leaders across North Carolina make sense of population-level changes throughout the state. She has authored more than 200 articles and reports about the impact of demographic and social trends in North Carolina and is frequently sought after for her expertise and ability to communicate demographic information. She has delivered over 100 presentations on topics ranging from census reapportionment to school enrollment projections and regularly appears in state and national media such as The Charlotte Observer, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Tippett worked at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service where she produced population estimates and population projections for Virginia’s 134 counties and independent cities. A transplant to North Carolina from the Midwest, she earned her BA in Sociology and Political Science from The Ohio State University and her MA and PhD in Sociology from Duke University.