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Know Your Community: Tools for Harnessing the Diversity in America’s Changing Communities

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Presenter: Rubén Lizardo

Subject: Community Building, Community Demographics, Economic Development, Neighborhood Organizing

Presented in: 2010

In 2007 the Census Department reported that 300 counties in the country had become majorities of color. By the year 2040 the majority of the country will be non white. In some states like California, Latinos will be the outright majority. What are the opportunities and challenges this rapid demographic change present to strengthening of our democracy and ensuring shared economic prosperity? Led by PolicyLink Associate Director Rubén Lizardo this workshop gave BootCamp participants the opportunity to share and discuss strategies for community building and leadership in neighborhoods and cities that are experiencing rapid demographic change.