Race and Poverty: Connecting Disparities, Disasters and Equitable Recovery - A Webinar Hosted by CDP

Thursday, January 11, 2024 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
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This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

Pre-existing disparities significantly impact one’s ability to recover after a disaster. These disparities are interconnected. For example, studies have shown that climate disasters disproportionately affect communities of color and other marginalized populations within the United States. These groups are more likely to live near toxic waste sites, experience higher exposure to air pollution and toxins in the water, and are more vulnerable to extreme weather events, including heat waves. At the same time, research shows that the wealth gap between communities of color and white residents widens after a disaster. The bigger the disaster, the greater this wealth disparity. Historic discriminatory policies such as redlining also play a role in reducing communities’ ability to obtain a full recovery.

To mark National Poverty in America Awareness Month, this webinar will explore racialized poverty and its role in disasters and the equitable recovery of affected communities.

What will you learn?

At the end of this webinar, donors will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the interconnections between race, poverty and disasters
  • Learn how philanthropy can help improve disaster outcomes by addressing the root causes of disparities
  • Explore ideas for including an equity lens in their disaster giving decisions


Who should attend?

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by January 10th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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