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)
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!