Thursday, October 12, 2017

Webinar: Tues, Oct. 24, 2017. Free. Disasters and Equity: Race, Gender & Ability.

Join us on Tuesday, October 24th for the second BAF Professional Development Series Webinar of 2017! 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1-3 PM EST
Disasters and Equity: Race, Gender & Ability 
BAF Professional Development Series 
Webinar II

Registration is open, without charge, to students and early career professionals.

Please share this opportunity widely with any appropriate colleagues, students or friends. 

Expert Panelists Include:

Marcie Roth 
Former Senior Advisor, Disability Issues to FEMA 
Founder, FEMA Office of Disability Integration & Coordination
John T. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D
Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach, Texas A&M University
Jennifer Tobin 
Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at Colorado State University
Program and Research Associate, The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder 
Recipient, 2014 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship 


1. To provide participants with an overview of how racism, sexism and ableism impact our ability to prepare for, cope with and recover from disasters. 

2. To provide participants with knowledge about the long-term impact of socioeconomic inequality on global disasters. 

3. To provide participants with a few examples of how disaster researchers and practitioners can help to reduce inequality before, during and after a disaster.

There will be a special introduction to the webinar by Dr. Lori Peek, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder and member of the Bill Anderson Fund Board of Directors. Dr. Peek recently authored A Just Resilience in August 2017 as an editorial in response to the current Administration's announcement of plans for infrastructure improvements alongside its response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Click on the red button below to register for this exciting webinar today! 

Meet the Panelists 

Marcie Roth 
Marcie Roth established Inclusive Emergency Management Strategies (IEMS) LLC after transforming nationwide whole community inclusion from inside FEMA. She brought over 30 years of strategic leadership across local, national & global disability advocacy and civil rights initiatives. IEMS designs & delivers customized tools, resources & technical assistance to anticipate & resolve whole community inclusive emergency management challenges across local, national & global stakeholders. IEMS manages the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies. The Partnership is a national emergency management stakeholder coalition with state & territory affiliates & a shared mission of equal access & full inclusion for the whole community before, during & after disasters. 
John T. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D 
Dr. Cooper is the new Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach at Texas A&M. He previously served as Professor of the Practice in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, where his work focused on helping future planners understand principles related to the design of collaborative planning programs. Before returning to A&M, Dr. Cooper was a program director at MDC, a nationally respected non-profit based in Durham, NC. At MDC he managed a $2.5 million FEMA funded effort to understand barriers to increased disaster awareness and preparedness in marginalized communities. He also serves as a board member for a number of organizations, including the Coastal Hazard Center of Excellence at UNC - Chapel Hill, the Bill Anderson Fund, and the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities. He holds a Ph.D in City & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Urban Planning from Texas A&M. 
Jennifer Tobin
Jennifer is a Ph.D candidate in the department of sociology at Colorado State University and a program and research associate at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She was previously the director of research and engagement at the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at CSU. She earned her bachelor's in sociology and women's studies in 2005 and a master's in sociology in 2008. Her master's thesis research drew on qualitative interviews with local disaster recovery workers and single mothers who were displaced to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. Tobin is the recipient of the 2014 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship. 

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