Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Are local disaster preparedness efforts reaching everyone in your community? #OKready #AltusOK @OKem

Join Our Webinar: Preparing Individuals Disproportionately Impacted by Disasters

Are local disaster preparedness efforts reaching everyone in your community? Join an upcoming discussion on disaster preparedness efforts to serve populations that are disproportionately impacted during an emergency due to risk factors related to language, cultural isolation, immigration status, and national identity.  
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, from Ready New York, New York City Citizen Corps, and New York City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will share experiences preparing New York City’s immigrant and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations. 
  • Sarah Babcock, from New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps will share experiences preparing the Spanish-Speaking and Vietnamese communities of New Orleans.
  • Dana Perry, from Newport News CERT will share experiences preparing refugees from  nations including Afghanistan, Cuba, Burma, Nepal, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Tom Hipper, from 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:
We hope that you will be able to join us on November 23!

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