Numbers Don’t Lie: Data, Disasters and Racial Disparities
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in the United States are disproportionately affected by disasters. This disparity stems from decades of historical and systemic disinvestment and discrimination in communities of color, resulting in socio-economic inequities, poor health outcomes, high incarceration rates and environmental justice issues.
For example, data shows that BIPOC communities are experiencing a higher number of deaths from COVID-19 than their white counterparts.
In this webinar, speakers shared and analyzed available data and discussed the connection between racial equity and the impact of disasters on communities of color. They also provided recommendations for how grantmakers and donors can help address root causes, support equitable recovery and mitigate disasters’ impacts.
CDP Director of Learning and Partnerships Tanya Gulliver-Garcia moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Dr. Lori Peek, professor in the Department of Sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder
- Antoine Richards, senior advisor at Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management
- Lori Villarosa, founder and executive director, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
This webinar was made possible by the generous support of Rita Allen Foundation, and was co-sponsored by Council of Foundations, ABFE (A philanthropic partnership for Black Communities), CHANGE Philanthropy, The Funders Network and Charity Navigator.
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: