FEMA Announces Civil Rights Summit – 2.0
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.