With the 2020 U.S. Census nearing a special program to explain it, and to explain the history of the census is planned at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.
According to the organization, the next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, June 27 at noon in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 SE 4th, Abilene. Free and open to the public, a light lunch is included on a first come, first serve basis. A sign-language interpreter will be available for this program.
Learn about the U.S. Census Bureau information then and now. Archivist Mary Burtzloff will trace the Eisenhower family in historical census records. U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialists Steve Hale and Carlos Urquilla-Diaz will discuss preparing Kansas communities for a successful count in the 2020 census.
Mary Burtzloff is an Archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. She joined the library in 2009 and has been with the National Archives and Records Administration for over 20 years.
As Partnership Specialists, Hale and Urquilla-Diaz work with local communities to help educate Kansans about the importance of being counted in the 2020 census. Hale is a lifelong Kansan with a journalism degree from Kansas State University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Carlos Urquilla-Diaz received his J.D. from the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.
The Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.