Storyteller Mark Binder and Musician Chachi Carvalho kick off the virtual Census Sessions on Wednesday, April 1st – Census Day. They’ll be taking to facebook live, lending their unique talents to an important cause, completing the US Census.
Everyone has a story, and everybody’s story should count. – Mark Binder
Binder’s storytelling session will begin at 3:30pm on April 1st and include a series of inspiring patriotic stories geared toward elementary aged youth. Throughout his performance, kids will learn a bit about the census and even receive a piece of homework – encouraging their families to complete the Census.
Hip hop artist Chachi Carvalho will be our Census Day musician. He goes live starting at 7:30pm, putting on a show for the full family.
Census Storytelling Sessions will continue at 3:30pm and Musician Sessions will continue at 7:30pm every Wednesday in April streamed live over the artist’s and NWBRV’s facebook pages.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/140192474102593/
|Storytellers – 3:30 pm||Musicians – 7:30 pm|
|April 1||Mark Binder||Chachi Carvalho|
|April 8||Cuentos con Magnolia||Pending|
|April 15||Pending||V!DA Church|
|April 22||Ricky Rainbow Beard||Roz Raskin of NOVA ONE|
|April 29||Keith Munslow||The Beardogz|
We selected a broad range of Rhode Island artists with different styles, backgrounds, and followings in an effort to spread the Census message across the State, and provide a variety of entertainment. We’re pleased to invest a little money back into the entertainment industry that’s been so hard hit by this pandemic. -Meg Rego, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
It is vital that everyone in Rhode Island be counted. Results from the census will help determine the amount of federal funding Rhode Island gets for schools, roads, housing, SNAP benefits, park improvements, and more for the next ten years.
Seats in the US House of Representatives are also determined by the census count, and Rhode Island is at risk of losing one of our two seats if we don’t ensure a complete and accurate count.
We encourage all Rhode Islanders to visit www.2020census.gov and complete your US Census today.
The Census Session were made possible by a grant from the RI Complete Count Fund administered by the RI Foundation. The Sessions are a creative virtual solution to initially planned efforts to encourage Census participation derailed due to social distancing and COVID-19.