Social Cohesion: Making Access, Inclusion, and Equity Priorities in Resilience

A Talk by Marissa Aho, Dr. Kristen Averyt, Dr. Stacy Blondin, Bradley Dean, Ron Harris, Laura Paul, Victoria Salinas, Mayor Errick Simmons and Sydney Snow
Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Office of the Nevada Governor, World Resources Institute, FEMA, City of Minneapolis, MN,, FEMA, City of Greenville and Oatly Climate/Culture Lab

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Join the RNPN and leaders from the private and public sectors as we discuss how to build community trust and advance resilience. It takes a unified effort to address equity and inclusion. Where are we now? How do we support community priorities? How do we ensure consistent and reliable collaboration? We will tackle these questions and set a path forward for the next four weeks and beyond.


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

– Keynote Speaker (1:05 - 1:15) – Victoria Salinas, Acting Deputy Administrator, Resilience, FEMA

– Partner Remarks (1:15 - 1:25) – Mayor Errick Simmons, City of Greenville, Mississippi and Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) Co-Chair

– Plenary Remarks (1:25 - 1:40) Sydney Snow, Climate Policy and Advocacy Director, Oatly Climate/Culture Lab

– Break (1:40 - 1:45)

– Panel: Criticality of Trust in Advancing Resilience (1:45 - 2:40) – Marissa Aho, Policy Director and Resilience Officer, Washington State Department of Natural Resources (Moderator); Dr. Stacy Blondin, Behavioral Science Associate, World Resources Institute; Ron Harris, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Laura Paul, Executive Director, Lower Nine

– Story of Resilience (2:40-2:55) – Kristen Averyt, Senior Climate Advisor, Office of the Nevada Governor

– 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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