FEMA’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Summit

FEMA Announces Civil Rights Summit – 2.0

FEMA will be hosting its second annual Civil Rights Summit on November 17, 2021.
Members of the public, national civil rights organizations, and community-based organizations have been invited to join and share feedback.  This conversation will be valuable for all agencies who have a role in the recovery space.

FEMA will host the second annual FEMA Civil Rights Summit, continuing a crucial conversation on advancing equity in disasters. The Civil Rights Summit 2.0 will build upon the inaugural summits hosted in the fall of 2020 by providing continued opportunity to share information about FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights, civil rights and equity efforts.

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Motivated by FEMA’s core values of compassion, fairness, integrity and respect, this summit aims to grow inclusive, whole community approaches to emergency management. The summit will include updates from FEMA senior leadership and a panel discussion with national civil rights organizations. This panel will address continuing efforts to identify actual and perceived biases impacting equal access to FEMA’s programs and services before, during and after disasters.

FEMA knows that each community is unique. To provide a more inclusive, prepared and resilient nation, FEMA continues to strengthen the agency’s engagement and communication with members of underserved and marginalized communities, including low-income individuals and those with limited English proficiency, communities of color, religious and ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Please register on FEMA’s Zoom webpage
in advance to join the summit discussion!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: