2010 Census: Stand Up and Be Counted!

This is the theme of 2009 Friends Annual Meeting which will be held Sunday, November 8, 2009. The meeting will focus on the importance of the census, and in particular its value for documenting ethnic communities. For additional information see http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/pdfs/Friends2009savethisdate.pdf

Save this date: Sunday, November 8, 2009 for the 32nd Annual Meeting of Friends of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota between 4:30-7 p.m. The event will begin with some social time and a cash wine bar. There will be displays about the 2010 census of U.S. population. The meal will include hors d'oeuvres and a light dinner, assorted desserts and beverages. The annual meeting will consist of brief reports on the year's activities, followed by our speaker, J. H. ("Jay") Fonkert, board-certified genealogist and president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society who will talk on "Role of the Census in Telling Immigrant Stories," and then there will be time for questions & answers. It will be held in the Atrium and room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library, U of M West Bank Campus (directions and parking, see www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/EALib/. The cost is $25 per person. For further information or tickets contact Jeanette Pafko at 952-831-1440 or e-mail her at pafkova@aol.com. Open to everyone; reservations are required. Please share this notice with others who may be interested in attending. For additional information see: http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/pdfs/Friends2009savethisdate.pdf