Plenary: Activating Hope in an Age of Extremes

Tue. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT

The third step in advancing active hope is to take action to move ourselves or our situation in the direction we desire. This plenary session will feature grassroots recovery activists, civil rights advocates, and social policy researchers who have established a shared vision of more just and equitable outcomes before and after disaster. They have also demonstrated the power of collective action to achieve their goals. Panelists will describe how they worked with and alongside low-income households experiencing protracted and delayed disaster recovery after recent disasters. Their stories illuminate how active hope—as a process—can be inscribed in disaster research, practice, and policy.

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