Research demonstrates that a person’s race, income status, gender, disability, education level, housing status, etc. will impact how they prepare for, endure and recover from disaster. Studies reveal that the way emergency managers currently enact preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation policies and programs has a significant negative impact on the sustainability index of all communities. I-DIEM seeks to change those outcomes using a multilateral approach that considers how the emergency management enterprise operates currently and the way it needs to operate in the future to produce more equitable outcomes. Disaster policy, educational concepts, and hiring practices must be examined using a more equitable approach. I-DIEM is the conduit to raise the flag of social equity in disaster to facilitate that change.
Ways to Give
One-Time or Monthly Contributions
Memorials and Tributes
Make a gift in memory or in honor of someone special. Your gift will be communicated with a card from I-DIEM and recognized in our annual report. Make your contribution online or mail your check to us at:
- 1001 Virginia Avenue, Ste. 300
Atlanta, GA 30354
Donations of stocks, bonds and mutual funds are welcome and can provide valuable tax benefits
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Planned Giving: The Diversity365 Club
Make a commitment to I-DIEM through your will or other estate plans, and you can receive numerous tax benefits while achieving your philanthropic goals.
The Disaster Justice Society
Ensure continued operations of I-DIEM by contributing $1,000 or more annually to our organization to fight for disaster justice.
Why Support Our Work
The Risk of Doing Nothing
There are real risks and negative consequences to human lives if the Emergency Management enterprise does nothing to prevent the inequitable, biased and discriminatory practices found within the spectrum of emergency management. Research has proven time and again, that women, people of color, the working poor, disabled, elderly, LGBTQ and other underserved, marginalized groups suffer the most after disaster, leading to increased poverty, crime, mental health instability, and other negative impacts for society to manage. Your support can help prevent the negative impacts of inequitable, discriminatory policy and practice that hinder the well-being and lives of innocent people.
According to the Fourth National Climate Change Report, more frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges and threats to aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality. Impacts within and across regions will not be distributed equally. People who are already vulnerable, including lower-income and other marginalized communities, have lower capacity to prepare for and cope with extreme weather and climate-related events and are expected to experience greater impacts.
How We Are Helping
I-DIEM’s approach leverages diversity, inclusion, and equitable practices to build community resilience and improve disaster outcomes, especially for the most disadvantaged individuals and communities. Our holistic approach recognizes the value of the diverse attributes of each individual and community while understanding that historic and existing inequities creates barriers that limits the ability to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from disasters. We use an innovative, data-driven, and an inclusive approach that integrates diversity, inclusion, and equity into each aspect of the emergency management decision-making process. Our in-depth research and years of experience in equitable emergency management practices provides government, non-profit, and private sector leaders with the tools needed to sustainably advance community resilience-building goals with measurable results. We use social vulnerability assessments, focus groups, interviews, and modeling and simulation to equip leaders with timely information to equitably guide every decision. Our approach empowers communities to fully unleash the power of diversity, inclusion, and equity to build resilience and recover stronger after disasters strike.
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