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In the Eye of the Storm: A People’s Guide to Transforming Crisis and Advancing Equity in the Disaster Continuum

This Guide developed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) discusses how low-income, communities of color, and other frontline communities are disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change, extreme weather, and other natural and human-caused disasters (like industrial accidents or chemical contamination). To address these disproportionate risks, the Guide provides a framework for helping communities embed considerations of equity in all phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, resilience building, recovery, and redevelopment. The Guide was developed for NAACP Units and their Environmental and Climate Justice Committees, but it may be more broadly useful for community-based organizations, state and local government officials, other emergency management professionals, and individuals affected by disasters.

Resource Details

Author(s): Lorah Steichen, Jacqui Patterson
Organization: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Date: 11/7/2022
Resource Type: Publication
Topic: Just Recovery

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