Black Family Census Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, a time when families gather and celebrate while the nation remembers those we’ve lost in battle. This year is unlike any we’ve ever experienced, and we’re blending the feelings of fun and family with a push fo Black New Yorkers to complete the Census and support our communities for the next decade through Black Family Census Day.


Black Family Census Day will galvanize New Yorkers of African descent and those across the nation to get counted using the Memorial Day holiday, and its association with family, culture and community to inspire census participation. Structured as a three part campaign culminating in a day of engagement, encouragement, celebration and action, Black Family Census Day aims to get our entire community in on the Census 2020 completion push: Kids and parents doing #CensusChallenge dance-offs, celebrities, influencers and other community members creating short videos and engaging with their audiences around the count, community leaders discussing how completing the Census can help us heal during a special FB Live broadcast and community fun at the Census Completion Party to celebrate and reinforce the importance of getting counted.

Get in on the action. Help us spread the word about Black Family Census Day and make sure your friends and neighbors are all counted. Download our Black Family Census Day toolkit and share the info on your platforms.


We have a full day of exciting virtual events taking place this Monday, as we re-brand Memorial Day as #BlackFamilyCensusDay! Check out the schedule of events below!




10AM-2PM: CLSJ Race & Law Report FB LIVE PROGRAM via


On Monday, starting at 10 am, join CLSJ Interim Director Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. for a series of interviews and dynamic conversations about the State of Black NYC for the CLSJ Race & Law Report!


Join us Monday to hear from the following guests:

  • NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams;

  • Glynda Carr, Founder of Higher Heights for America;

  • Kathleen Daniel, Field Director for NYC Census;

  • Pharein Griffith, Founder & Chair of the Harlem Complete Count Committee; and

  • June Moses, Community Activist & Organizer.

Visit the CLSJ Facebook Page on Monday at 10 for the full line up! While you’re at it, be sure to hit the subscribe button on our Youtube channel so that you will be alerted when we add new videos to the page.


After the final interview, CLSJ will pass the "mic" to our partners, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy for an afternoon focused on Black children, youth and families.


3PM-4PM: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy via Zoom


CHILDREN'S PUPPET SHOW Live w/ Watato Entertainment


IFETAYO YOUTH ENSEMBLE Performance Highlights




VIRTUAL MARKET Meet Local Black Owned Businesses




Connect your speakers and get ready to Jam!!