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Friday, March 16, 2018

inWEM Hall of Fame Breakfast Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:00 am – 11:00 am (EST) Washington, D.C.

 You are Invited

National Women’s History Month Celebration
& Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
 Washington, DC 20045

Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:00 am – 11:00 am (EST)

RSVP by March 9, 2018
Reserved Seating $35.00 per person


The 2017 International Women in Homeland Security and
Emergency Management Hall of Fame Inductees

Shelley M. Carey, OMM, CD
The first African Canadian woman hired as an officer in the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). (Canada)

Lauren Stienstra, M.Sc., CEM
 Founder and first Director of the HERricane Program for young women –
 a program to develop young women’s leadership and management skills. (USA)

Lai Sun Yee
The first Asian American female Federal Coordinating Officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (USA)

International Network of Women in Emergency Management (inWEM); the International Center for Women’s Leadership in Emergency Management, Homeland Security and Business ContinuityTM; Love, Peace, and Prosperity International, Inc., and Urban Preparedness, Inc.

The International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame, one of inWEM’s major initiatives, honors women who are pioneers and leaders in the fields of emergency management and homeland security. Honorees are global innovators in critical infrastructure facilities, and who volunteer with faith and community-based organizations, the private and nonprofit sectors, labor, academia, and the military.

Congratulations. VFW Teacher of the Year Award. Shondra Pegram Wooden

Congratulations Shondra!

As a veteran of foreign wars it is truly an honor that you are being recognized for your outstanding work in not only teaching, but other works for the youth of Prince Georges County (PGC), Maryland. 

Mark Dozier and I enjoyed the 2017 Summer PGC Bowie State University Capstone Homeland Security & Emergency Management program.  PGC has continued the program throughout the academic year which can be attributed to the initial summer program you assisted in establishing with your hard work.

As a member of BEMA International we stand with you.  Congratulations.

Charles D. Sharp 
CEO, Black Emergency Managers Association International

Good morning!!!! I just wanted to share with u an honor 
I received last week. I was named Teacher of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars  (VFW) šŸ˜Š

Black Emergency Managers Association
1231  Good Hope Road  S.E.
Washington, D.C.  20020
Office:   202-618-9097 
bEMA International 

“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ¯
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)             A 501 (c) 3 organization.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 2018. Solar grant funding available to District residents!

The 51st State Solar Co-op is open to all District residents, and income-qualified participants may be eligible for a grant to cover their solar installation!
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Hi Randall,
The 51st State Solar Co-op is open to all District residents and offers grant funding for income qualified households to cover the cost of installing a solar system that will cut your electric bill in half! All co-op participants whether they are eligible for grant funding or participating at market rate will own their solar systems from day-one. If you're interested in learning more, be sure to join our next information session on Wednesday, March 28 at the Takoma Community Center!

You can also help us spread the word by letting your family, friends, and colleagues know about the 51st State Solar Co-op by forwarding this email or sharing the event on Facebook.

51st State Solar Co-op Information Session
Wednesday, March 28
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Takoma Community Center
300 Van Buren Street NW
Washington DC, 20012
This co-op is a project funded by Solar for All, a program of the District of ColumbiaĆ¢€™s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) that seeks to provide the benefits of solar electricity to 100,000 low-income households and reduce their energy bills by 50% by 2032. The program, which was established by the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, is funded by the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF).

The co-op will focus on expanding access to solar for low- and moderate-income households, but is open to all District homeowners, no matter their income or neighborhood. For more information, please visit the 51st State Solar Co-op landing page.
Hope to see you there!
Yesenia Rivera
D.C. Program Director, Solar United Neighbors
About us | Go solar | Learn the issues | Get involved | Membership | Donate

DC SUN is now Solar United Neighbors. We are a community of people building a new energy system with rooftop solar as the cornerstone. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.
www.solarunitedneighbors.org  1115 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20005

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 21, 2018 Webinar. Join Earthcare Coalition and BEMA International

Join our webinar!

​In recognition of the U.N. declaration of 2015 through 2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent, the Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) United Nations Working Group, https://www.quakerearthcare.org/article/qew-united-nations-working-group, established an African Diaspora Earthcare Coalition of colleagues from throughout the Diaspora in 2016.

The Earthcare Coalition, https://undecadeforpeopleofafricandescent.wordpress.com/​will ​host  a webinar  on 21 March 2018 on water issues prior to World Water Day, http://worldwaterday

You are invited to ​join us

When: Mar 21, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Water in the Diaspora ​ and Beyond​

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please feel free to share this information.

Thank you!​

Training. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. How to Recognize it.



Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) hurt individuals and communities as well as humanitarian organizations whose mandate it is to protect the vulnerable. In this course, learn to identify what SEA looks like in the context of humanitarian work, implement practical steps to prevent SEA, and take appropriate action if you suspect it is happening. 
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Dorsainvil Foundation Fundraising GALA. March 24, 2018

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Elks Lodge
901 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

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Come join the Board of Directors, mission volunteers, family and friends for an elegant evening featuring a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, cultural entertainment & dancing as we celebrate our culture and rich heritage
Music by DJ Woodly
TIckets/Donations: $75
This year, Dorsainvil Foundation, Inc. (DFI) will recognize those in our community who have assisted our organization in our important mission work, and we will also honor also those who have achieved stellar excellence by leading the way for other Haitians to reach new heights of greatness. 
This fundraiser will assist us in raising capital funds towards our mission projects, such as:
·        Capital improvements to our medical clinic in Haiti
·        Supporting the children at the Tree of Life Orphanage in Haiti
·        Providing adequate medical care and pharmaceutical items to our long-standing patients in Haiti
·        DFI Annual Pierre & Josephine Mariella Dorsainvil Scholarship to outstanding graduating high school seniors at the Westbury Senior High School
·        Providing educational supplies to the students at the elementary school Academie Lise Desrosiers in Haiti
This Gala event is a chance for you to support these DFI initiatives by purchasing ticket(s). If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation. For more information inquire at: Dolores Dorsainvil at ddorsainvil@dorsainvilfoundation.org or call 202-256-3545
Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you can make it!Cheers,Dorsainvil Foundation, Inc.

Monday, March 12, 2018

DEADLINE...March 18, 2018.. FEMA National Advisory Council membership



Federal Emergency Management Agency is Accepting Applications for the National Advisory Council
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requests that qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) submit an application to be considered for appointment.
The NAC is a Federal advisory committee of up to 35 members that advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management to ensure input from and coordination with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and the private sector on federal plans, programs, and strategies for all hazards. The NAC provides consensus recommendations to the Administrator and gives FEMA access to expertise, information, and advice on a broad range of issues. Topics of recent recommendations included provision of medical countermeasures, duplication of benefits in the Individual Assistance Program, and tribal partnerships training.
NAC members represent a geographically diverse mix of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, tribes, and the private sector. Individuals appointed to these positions represent the whole community and bring their experience and expertise, along with their diversity of views and willingness to express them.
FEMA is now accepting applications for open positions in the following discipline areas:
  • Elected Local Government Official (one representative appointment)
  • Elected State Government Official (one representative appointment)
  • Emergency Management Field (one representative appointment)
  • Emergency Response Providers, which includes fire, law enforcement, hazardous materials response, emergency medical services, and organizations representing emergency response providers (two representative appointments)
  • Communications Expert, an expert in communications infrastructure, public safety and first responder communications systems and networks, and/or broadcast, cable, satellite, wireless, or wireline services and networks (one Special Government Employee, or SGE)
  • Cybersecurity Expert, an expert in protecting and defending information and communications systems from damage, unauthorized use or modification, or exploitation, (one SGE)
  • In-Patient Medical Provider, a provider of medical care to patients admitted to a healthcare facility, such as a hospital or skilled nursing facility (one SGE)
  • Administrator Selections (up to two SGE appointments)All appointments are for three-year terms beginning in September 2018.
Applications must be received on or before March 18, 2018.
Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found at: 

inWEM Hall of Fame Breakfast Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:00 am – 11:00 am (EST) Washington, D.C.

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