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Webinar: NEDTalk- Rebuilding Trust in Institutions within Vulnerable Communities
Friday, 23 October 2020, 2:00
Friday, October 23, 2020. 2:00 PM. Webinar: NEDTalk- Rebuilding Trust in Institutions within Vulnerable Communities. Curtis Brown, Virginia Department of Emergency Managers/I-DIEM. Sponsored by NOAA NESDIS NEDTalk. More information here.
In terms of climate change and disaster, socially and economically disadvantaged populations are disproportionately impacted, have more limited access to recovery resources, and often take longer to recover or not recover at all. Residents of environmental justice neighborhoods generally have high levels of uncertainty, distrust, and suspicion about research related to natural hazard vulnerabilities and environmental conditions. To improve resiliency, it is imperative to increase local government awareness of social inequity and the actions that can be taken to ameliorate it. Curtis Brown will discuss challenges, opportunities, and resources for people looking for disaster resources and solutions to share with their communities.