In Other News…

HIGHER ED LEADERS LAUNCH CENSUS 2020 CAMPAIGN TO TARGET COLLEGE STUDENTS: CSU, UC and California community colleges are co-launching an effort to get college students to participate in the 2020 Census. 

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, leaders at the three California higher education systems are opening a $1.5 million census campaign to “fund a variety of outreach activities to ensure students take the survey.”

The CSU system will spread “the word at major school events, banners on the school website, fliers across campus and mobile devices that will walk students through the survey process. …The campaigns (at UC, CSU and California community colleges) will also include in-person outreach through ambassador trainings and will provide money to student organizations to participate in census-related activities,” according to the Chronicle.

Why the need for a million-dollar-plus effort? The U.S. Census Bureau considers college students as a hard-to-count population, and according to the Association of College and Research Libraries, the 18-29 age demographic – which college students fall under – are historically the least likely to participate in the survey.

CFA Celebrates Women’s History Month March is a time to commemorate the vital role of women in America’s history.  This is year is special because 2019-2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote, thus, this year’s celebration is themed Valiant Women of the Vote. 

The National Archive has a wide range of resources documenting the women’s rights movement.  

TIME reviews how American higher education has been a force for gender equity.  “The accessibility of higher-education institutions for women not only helped train teachers, but also helped seed a revolution in gender roles and the Progressive movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries,” the piece notes. 

Historians are also highlighting women of color who have been overlooked.  NPR has a personal story about the first Asian American female officer in the Navy.  Here are five African American suffragists and 12 women and non-binary activists you should know. TeenVOGUE continues its excellent reporting on social and labor issues with this interview with one of the many Indigenous women who staged the 1969-70 occupation of Alcatraz. 

CFA honors all women – past, present, and future – who work tirelessly for equality in their workplaces and communities!