Black Lives Matter (In Disasters, Too) – The Intersection of Race and Policy in Disasters

  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: American Bar Association
  • Source: National Disaster Legal Aid > National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center
Topics:
  • Civil Rights
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Disaster Resilience
  • COVID

While disasters do not discriminate, recovery does. Studies show that communities of color struggle to recover after natural disasters. This panel will feature a robust discussion on the policy considerations of recovery, and the intersection race and policy in disasters, and how the confluence of COVID-19 and future disasters may impact this issue.

Cosponsored by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Justice.

This panel will feature a robust discussion on the policy considerations of recovery, and the intersection race and policy in disasters, and how the confluence of COVID-19 and future disasters may impact this issue. Co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Race and Social Justice and the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Justice.

Moderator: Paulette Brown, Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Locke Lorde; Past President, American Bar Association

Opening Remarks: ABA President Trish Refo

Speakers:

    Curtis Brown, Co-Founder, Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM)
    Abre' Conner, Staff Attorney, ACLU Foundation of Northern California
    Junia Howell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
    Monica Sanders, Associate Professor Sociology and Criminal Justice, Univ. of Delaware
    Paulette Brown, Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord (Moderator)

  • CLE Credit Comments: The ABA will seek 1.50 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 1.80 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
  • Contact:
    American Bar Association