Monday March 2: Mayor's Census Office (NYC Census 2020) and New York Immigration Coalition to Host South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Media Roundtable on the 2020 Census

NEW YORK – At 10:30 AM on Monday, March 2, just nine days before the launch of the 2020 Census, NYC Census 2020 and the New York Immigration Coalition are hosting a South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Media Roundtable for media that represent and serve these communities in New York City.

The South Asian and Indo-Caribbean media roundtable will focus on the critical importance of the census in determining billions of dollars for education, healthcare, housing, transportation, and more, as well as ensuring that all New Yorkers from all backgrounds are fully represented in the nation's once-in-a-decade count of its populace.

Collectively, NYC's South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities are among the largest, most diverse, and fastest-growing immigrant groups in New York City. Though South Asians and Indo-Caribbean groups have had a discernible presence in New York City since the 1960s, populations are continuing to rapidly grow and diversify, yielding new opportunities, challenges, and forms for community-based organizing.

What: NYC Census 2020 and New York Immigration Coalition's South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Media Roundtable
When: Monday, March 2 from 10:30 am - Noon
Where: New York Immigration Coalition: 131 W 33rd Street, Conference Room 10E (btwn 6th and 7th Avenues)
B/D/F/M-N/Q/R/W to 34th Street-Herald Square or 1/2/3 to 34th Street-Penn Station

  • Meeta Anand, Senior Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition (moderator)
  • Amit Singh Bagga, Deputy Director, Mayor's Census Office (New York Census 2020)
  • Kazi Fouzia, Census Manager, DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving)
  • Aliya Bhatia, Census Manager, ABNY (Association for a Better New York)
  • Mariam Rauf, Census Outreach Manager, Asian American Federation
  • Ahsia Badi, New York State Census Director, Emgage USA
  • Annetta Seecharran, Executive Director, Chhaya Community Development Corporation

Additional speakers may be announced closer to the event

RSVP: Sona Rai,, 585-530-7484 by 8:00 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, March 1