Plenary: Katrina@15—Looking Back to Move Forward
Wed. 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT
Hurricane Katrina remains one of the most fatal and damaging disasters in our national experience. Nearly 15 years later, as racial and economic inequality continue to imperil communities along the Gulf Coast and across the nation, it remains clear that if we want to reduce natural hazards losses we must work as fervently to reduce inequality and injustice in all its forms. Panelists in this final plenary session will discuss the truths Katrina revealed about our society and the time we live in and how those lessons can inform and transform disaster policy, planning, and response for a safer future and a better tomorrow.