FEMA: Preparing Individuals Disproportionately Impacted by Disasters Webinar

Community Discussion: Preparing Individuals Disproportionately Impacted by Disasters Webinar

Various populations throughout the nation are disproportionately impacted during an emergency due to risk factors related to language, cultural isolation, immigration status and national identity. On Monday, November 23, 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division will host a webinar focused on engaging the public on nationwide disaster preparedness and resilience efforts serving these various populations.

Title: Community Discussion: Preparing Individuals Disproportionately Impacted by Disasters

Date: Monday, November 23, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Featured Speakers

Iskra Gencheva, Ready New York, New York City Citizen Corps, New York City CERT
Will share experiences preparing New York City’s immigrant and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations

Sarah Babcock, New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps
Will share experiences preparing New Orleans’s Spanish-Speaking and Vietnamese communities

Dana Perry, Newport News CERT
Will share experiences preparing refugees from various nations including Afghanistan, Cuba, Burma, Nepal, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tom Hipper, The National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities
Will share helpful resources that support emergency preparedness efforts for culturally diverse communities

How to Join the Webinar

Adobe Connect Registration Web Link: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/prepvlpop1/event/registration.html

Please register for the event. Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting by clicking here.

This webinar will offer closed captioning.

We hope that you will be able to join us on November 23!