Root Causes: Social Inequality and Vulnerability in Disaster
Tue. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Interlocken B
How do we continue to address the needs of vulnerable populations in emergencies, while also working more systematically to reduce social, economic, and health disparities?
Although addressing the specific needs of vulnerable populations in disaster has received more emphasis in recent years, many of the social, economic, and health disparities at the root of these vulnerabilities persist (and in some cases, are growing worse). Panelists in this session will tackle questions related to how we can do more to address these pre-existing inequities, structural racism, and historical disadvantages, even as we continue to recognize the strengths of potentially vulnerable people.