EMS works with a network of over 2,000 ethnic media outlets nationwide

EMS informs and engages hard-to reach communities on critical issues

EMS enhances the capacity of ethnic media through reporting, fellowships and briefings

Coming
Events

COVID-19 VIDEO CONFERENCE

WHEN/WHERE: April 8, Online Video Conference

WHY: An ethnic media briefing on the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

MIDDLE EASTERN NORTH AFRICAN CENSUS BRIEFING

WHEN/WHERE: April, TBA Online Video Conference

WHY: An online video conference with ethnic and community media from California to discuss the challenges of engaging Middle Eastern and North African communities in the 2020 census, featuring media, community leaders, and stakeholders.


RECENT EVENTS

CALIFORNIA COMPLETE COUNT – CENSUS 2020 BRIEFING

WHEN/WHERE: April 1, Teleconference

WHY: The telebriefing gives you direct access to California’s leading expert on the census, Ditas Katague, Director of California Complete Count office for the 2020 census.

COVID-19 BRIEFING – THE BASICS FOR ALL COMMUNITIES

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST (English) / 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST (Spanish)

WHY: Public health officials, frontline health care providers, legal experts & advocates addressed major concerns for all communities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

MIAMI CENSUS BRIEFING

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 24, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST Online Video Conference, Miami

WHY: An online video conference with ethnic and community media from Miami-Dade & Broward Counties to discuss the challenges of engaging Florida’s diverse communities in the 2020 census.  Learn why advocates see the census as a tool of empowerment for their communities.

CENSUS BRIEFING: THE STAKES FOR PACIFIC ISLANDERS

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 14, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, San Mateo

WHY: The population of Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians in California has grown dramatically over the last decade, yet the community remains largely invisible.  The census is an ideal opportunity to strengthen communications with these groups.

CENSUS TELEBRIEFING

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

WHY: Leading civil rights advocates and states census officials will host a telephone press briefing to discuss the start of the 2020 census, protections around census data confidentiality, and the work being done to encourage participation across the country.

CALIFORNIA CENSUS ROUNDTABLE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 9, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST Pala Casino Spa and Resort, Pala

WHY: A roundtable on the 2020 Census in California featuring representatives from the Census Bureau, Native American media and community leaders, and stakeholders and experts.

THE HIGH STAKES FOR SOUTH, SOUTHEAST, & CENTRAL ASIANS IN THE 2020 CENSUS

WHEN/WHERE: Mar 5, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco

WHY: A focus on South, Southeast, and Central Asian populations, to amplify the voice & activities of community leaders working to promote the Census and strengthen communications outreach by building connections to nonprofits and ethnic media.

THE WORST SCAMS OF 2019 – A TELEBRIEFING ON THE FTC’S ANNUAL SURVEY

WHEN: Feb 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

WHY: Every year, the FTC releases an annual survey of the most pervasive scams plaguing the country. The survey also highlights consumer fraud trends by geographic region and spotlights new patterns and strategies by fraudsters.

BRIEFING ON THE HIGH STAKES FOR HOUSTON IN THE 2020 CENSUS

WHEN/WHERE: Feb 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Houston Health Department, Southwest Multi-Service Center, Houston

WHY: Just months before the first mailings go out for the 2020 Census, what are the high stakes for the people of Houston in a complete count and what can ethnic media and community stakeholders do to inform and engage their constituencies? What are the special risks for an under-count of the youngest kids?

TELEBRIEFING ON THE IMPACT ON PUBLIC CHARGE

WHEN: Jan 31, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

WHY: On January 27th the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily set aside the preliminary injunctions that prevented DHS’ public charge rule from taking effect nationwide.  Your audiences need to know how this will affect immigrants planning to apply for green cards and what experts advise them to do.  The briefing will also include next steps planned by advocacy organizations and their Congressional allies.

PRESS BRIEFING ON LA COUNTY FIREFIGHTER/ PARAMEDIC 2020 PARCEL TAX MEASURE FD

WHEN/WHERE: Jan 24, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Los Angeles County Fire Department HQ, Los Angeles

WHY: L.A. County Fire is proposing Measure FD, a local parcel tax measure, on the March 3, 2020 ballot.  The 6 cents per square foot parcel tax will be used to support and improve emergency response.  Measure FD will require approval of 2/3rds of local voters, and will provide additional resources for local 911 fire and increased emergency medical response and rescue.

 


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Current
Focus
Areas

The 2020 Census

Raising awareness of what’s at stake for immigrant and minority communities with the upcoming 2020 Census.

Immigrant Rights

Tracking the politics of immigration reform and how it intersects with human and civil rights.

Consumer Fraud

Helping to build ethnic media’s capacity to report on scams in communities.

Safe, Clean Water

Promoting awareness of LA County’s efforts to modernize its water management system.

Environment

Expanding ethnic media’s coverage on and about the environment: from sea level rise to wetlands reclamation.

Voting Rights

Enlisting ethnic media as an advocacy voice to promote voting rights and shine a spotlight on voter repression.