What roles can public media and public libraries play in supporting local communities during times of shock and stress?
To answer this and other questions, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) hosted a webinar Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. ET. Leaders shared information on:
- Public media’s role as an independent source of information and local reporting.
- Initiatives to capitalize on building local public media capacity during disasters.
- How public libraries perceive their roles in disaster response.
- Challenges to maintaining and enhancing public institutions in their disaster response efforts.
CDP Vice President Regine A. Webster moderated the discussion that included opening remarks from Maureen Lawless, vice president and director of member services at TFN.
- Mary Fran Tyler, Senior Director, Strategic Planning, NPR
- Jay Pearce, CEO and General Manager of public radio station, WVIK Quad Cities 90.3FM
- Colleen Sibthorp, Director of Finance and Membership Services, WVIK Quad Cities 90.3FM
- Michal Linder, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Tech
- Kelly Thompson, Vice President for Grantmaking and Community Initiatives, Quad Cities Community Foundation and a member of TFN’s Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Partnership (PPREP)
Watch the webinar recording to learn more about the role of public media and libraries in community crises:
For more information about PPREP, click here.