Establishing and Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant and Refugee Populations

With the COVID-19 pandemic and greater occurrences of natural disasters, the need for inclusion in emergency management is paramount. We will discuss a variety of topics, including our latest toolkit, which was created in partnership with the I-DIEM and focused on how organizations can develop more inclusive preparedness and practices in emergencies.

Our panelists will discuss:

  • Context in the field of emergency management
  • Experience in the Inclusive Emergency Management Community of Practice
  • Examples of how this checklist strengthens emergency preparedness plans

Access the toolkit here.

View the Slide deck from this webinar here.


George Zavala (moderator)
Western Regional Manager, Welcoming America

Chauncia Willis
Co-Founder & CEO, Institute for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Management

Anka Badurina, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Building One Community

Edmundo Lijo Assistant
City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney (City of Saint Paul, MN)

Julia Trujillo Luengo
Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (City of Portland, ME)

Karen Phillippi
Director, New Americans Office of Global Michigan

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