Inclusive Design: Building a Sense of Resilient Belonging

A Talk by Deirdre Finn, Ariadna Godreau-Aubert, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Matthew Martinec, Cassandra Overton-Welchlin, Vaughn Perry, Matthew Rantanen, Karen Washington and John Zeanah
Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities (CIFA), Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, Build Change, CSRS Inc, Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable (MS-BWR), 11th Street Bridge Park, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Rise and Root Farm and Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development

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Join the RNPN and leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors as we discuss how the built environment can grow whole-community resilience and foster a sense of belonging. We will address this question in depth as we work to form inclusive communities.


– Welcome (1:00 - 1:05) – Bradley Dean, Communications & Partnerships Specialist, FEMA

– Panel: How the Built Environment Can Advance Whole Community Resilience and Foster a Sense of Belonging (1:05 - 1:55) – Vaughn Perry, Director of Equity, 11th Street Bridge Park (Moderator); Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO, Build Change; Karen Washington, Founder, Rise and Root Farm; John Zeanah, Director, Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development

– Break (1:55 - 2:00)

– Story of Resilience (2:00 – 2:10) – Ariadna Godreau-Aubert, Founder and Executive Director, Ayuda Legal Aid Puerto Rico

– Panel: Accessing Resilience: Funds Resources, and People (2:10 - 2:55) – Cassandra Overton-Welchlin, Executive Director and Co-Convener, Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable; Deirdre Finn, Executive Director of the Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities, Matthew Martinec, Senior Advisor, Planning and Government, CSRS Inc.; Matthew Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association

– Closing Remarks (2:55 - 3:00) – Bradley Dean, Communications & Partnerships Specialist, FEMA

The views expressed herein are those of the individual contributors and may not represent the views of the U.S. Government. Nothing herein should be construed as an endorsement of any non-government entities, organizations, or service, or as a formal statement of guidance, or policy position of FEMA or other U.S. Government entities.

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