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Numbers Don’t Lie: Data, Disasters and Racial Disparities

  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Webinar
  • Source: National Disaster Legal Aid - OLD2 > National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center
  • Civil Rights
  • Disasters
  • Webinar

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in the United States are disproportionately affected by disasters. This disparity stems from decades of historical and systemic disinvestment and discrimination in communities of color, resulting in socio-economic inequities, poor health outcomes, high incarceration rates and environmental justice issues.

For example, data shows that BIPOC communities are experiencing a higher number of deaths from COVID-19 than their white counterparts.

In this webinar, speakers will share and analyze available data and discuss the connection between racial equity and the impact of disasters on communities of color. They will also provide recommendations for how grantmakers and donors can help address root causes, support equitable recovery and mitigate disasters’ impacts.

Numbers Don’t Lie: Data, Disasters and Racial Disparities
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT


CDP Assistant Director of Major Initiatives Tanya Gulliver-Garcia will moderate the discussion.
Panelists: (Additional panelists will be added as they are confirmed.)

    Dr. Lori Peek, professor in the Department of Sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder
    Lori Villarosa, founder and executive director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity

This webinar is co-sponsored by Council of Foundations and Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE).

The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be emailed to everyone who registered.