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Stand Up and Be Counted, New York

Stand Up and Be Counted is a video series created by NYU graduate journalism students about the importance OF THE 2010 US Census and is the result of a partnership that reaches across City agencies and extends to the US Census, and New York University.

NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York, partnered with the graduate News and Documentary students at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (http://nyunewsdoc.com/) to create short video reports focusing on the 2010 US Census from a neighborhood perspective. Meeting with representatives of the US Census, the students pitched their ideas and began filming in February.

Covering the five boroughs, the stories focus on different ethnic communities throughout the City and share a common theme – how individuals and can help themselves and their communities by being counted so that federal funds can be properly allocated to the areas that need them.


STAND UP AND BE COUNTED - VIDEO

DOMINICAN-AMERICANS
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. While America is filling out its Census form, one ethnic group is fighting to have a box that indicates their true nationality - Dominican Americans.



COMMUNITY MATTERS
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. The West African population in West Harlem was severely undercounted in the last Census in 2010. Local community leaders and volunteers are doing their best to get everyone -both documented and undocumented immigrants- to participate.



COUNTING LITTLE PAKISTAN
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. Hasan Raza has lived in Little Pakistan, Brooklyn since the late '90s. Despite an anti-Muslim backlash after 9/11, Hasan wants his community to participate in the 2010 Census and reach for greater integration into American society.



COUNTING ON MARRIAGE
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. In this year's census, the U.S. government has decided to count citizens proclaiming to be in same-sex marriages as such, instead of discounting the data as in previous years. Some see this as a strong step towards equality, while others find such data irrelevant.


PASTOR GILFORD MONROSE
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. East Flatbush in Brooklyn has been historically underrepresented in the US Census leaving hospitals and schools underfunded.Community members like Pastor Gilford Monrose at Mt. Zion Seventh Day Adventist are trying to do something about this disparity.



ONE DOLLAR MEAL
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. Korean seniors who live in poverty hope to get more funding from government by being counted in 2010 U.S Census.



WHERE DOES HE COUNT?
NYU Journalism report on the NY 2010 Census and issues related to the initiative. The US Census has always counted prisoners in their district of incarceration rather than their last residence - but that may soon change. One Central Brooklyn resident fights to bring his imprisoned brother's census vote home.