New Florida Majority and Resilience force invites you to discuss the opportunities for policy change and movement building offered by their new report—A People’s Framework for Disaster Response: Rewriting the Rules of Recovery after Climate Disasters. The conversation will take place on February 26, 2020 at 2 - 4 pm ET, and is co-sponsored by Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), and Neighborhood Funders Group.
Saket Soni (Resilience Force) and Andrea Cristina Mercado (New Florida Majority) will discuss how a new focus of grassroots organizing and activism in Florida—an opportunity sitting at the intersection of climate, immigration, economic equity and social cohesion—can help break through on policy change in each area that would not be possible by focusing on each issue alone. The opportunity is rooted in natural disasters.
They will discuss highlights from their report's original interviews and research detailing the experiences of already vulnerable communities as they lived through Hurricanes Irma and Michael, revealing how our current approach to disasters serves as a driver of inequality.
They will also discuss the new framework the report outlines for using federal and state recovery efforts—and the unique opportunities for policy change that become possible during them—to strengthen immigrant communities, drive community reinvestment and worker security, build political local and state power, and bolster movements for equity and justice.
There is a powerful opportunity to bring together those most affected by natural disasters with those who rebuild communities in the wake of them, and to bring the lens of racial equity, economic justice and immigrant rights to the reality of increasingly forceful and frequency natural disasters and recoveries.
Register for "A Conversation About Equity in Hurricane Recovery in Florida" here.