The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM), a nonprofit focused on addressing equity in disasters and emergency management, will co-host a webinar with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) to discuss the impacts of Hurricane Ian among underserved communities in Southwest, Florida.

I-DIEM’s Equity Response Team mobilized in Manatee County, Florida on September 28, 2022, and is currently working with migrant farming communities and underserved communities in Manatee and Sarasota counties to identify immediate needs and prioritize equitable response and recovery among underserved communities. This webinar will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Zoom in efforts to prioritize the needs of underserved and marginalized communities.

WHO: Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security

WHAT: Webinar

WHEN: October 3, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Zoom. Register to attend: https://fema.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdu6qrjojGVO4TLs6T6csXP9PO091iw0

CONTACT: Chauncia Willis at Chauncia.Willis@i-diem.org or (727) 481 – 5512

I-DIEM’s Equity Response Teams (ERT) are deployable, interdisciplinary teams of certified emergency managers, cultural competency experts, and community engagement professionals dedicated to ensuring equity in all phases of the disaster cycle for vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations post-disaster. ERTs currently remain deployed throughout Southwest, Florida including expansion into Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. For more information on ERT efforts, contact I-DIEM at info@i-diem.org.

About the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management

The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management is a 501(c)3, global non-profit organization established to facilitate change by integrating equity into all aspects of emergency management. Our focus is on humanity, and our vision support the empowerment of marginalized communities within all phases of the disaster management cycle.

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