Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bennie Thompson Addresses Emergency Management in Vulnerable Communities

Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) is hosting a Congressional Policy Discussion, "Who Do We Run To? The Emergency Presence in Marginalized Communities," cohosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, this event will be held on March 26, 2007 from 12-1:30 p.m. in 1539 Longworth House Office Building.

The discussion will examine catastrophic disasters and the methods in which emergency management officials have assisted and disseminated needed information to the elderly, certain ethnic and racial minority groups, the indigent and the mentally and physically disabled. The purpose of this policy discussion is to identify lessons learned from devastating relief services to all populations in the future, especially vulnerable populations

Confirmed panelists are John Cooper, Emergency Preparedness Demonstration Program Coordinator-MDC, Inc, John R. Harrald, Director, Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management, and Robert Bullard, Director, Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University.

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