Thank You for Attending!
Thank you for RSVPing to attend the 2018 Regional Summit on Community Resilience. Below are details that we hope will contribute to your experience.
Date: Wednesday, May 16
Location: The Summit will be held in the North Light Court of San Francisco’s City Hall on the Main Floor. You can access it right off of the Rotunda.
Access and Functional Needs Support:
NOTICE: The Summit will be videotaped and shown on SF GOVtv.
|10:30||Empowered Communities Program||
|11:00||Keynote Address: The Essential Role of Social Cohesion In Creating Resilient Communities||
|12:30||Panel: Advancing Equity in Our Pursuit of Resilience
|1:00||Table-level Discussion: Sharing Lessons Learned from the Field||
|2:00||Where we go from here|
|2:30||Closing Remarks & Raffle|
Dale A. Cox is the Project Manager and co-creator of USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project. Dale led over 300 scientists and experts in 2008 to create the ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario. Dale also created the “The Great ShakeOut”, an international event occurring annually with over 40 million participants.curring annually with over 40 million people participating.
Daniel P. Aldrich is an academic in the fields of political science and Asian studies and is currently professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University. His book, Building Resilience, explores how communities around the world respond to and recover from disaster.
Felisia Thibodeaux is the Executive Director of IT Bookman Community Center. She has been serving the public for over 25 years and coordinates Resilient Bayview (Empowering Communities Program HUB) which facilitates meeting and trainings to improve community resiliency in Bayview and Hunters Point.
Chris Iglesias is the CEO of The Unity Council, one of East Oakland’s most vital community assets, a 53-year-old Social Equity Development Corporation. Mr. Iglesias oversees The Unity Council’s intergenerational pathway programming for 8,000 individuals and families dedicated to achieving their education, career, financial and housing goals.
Luis “Vance” Taylor is Chief of the Office of Access and Functional Needs at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Vance is responsible for ensuring the needs of individuals with disabilities and persons with access or functional needs are identified before, during and after disasters and integrated into the State’s emergency management systems.
The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer is the pastor at Grace Lutheran in the Sunset District and a chaplain for the SFPD. With over 15 years experience working with the homeless and hungry in San Francisco, Megan preaches and teaches internationally about homelessness and LGBTQ issues. Megan received an honorable mention as an Unsung Hero of Compassion from Wisdom in Action with His Holiness the Dali Lama, is an award winning LGBTQ historian and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in transgender nonfiction.
The Summit is hosted by the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), the City Administrator’s Office of the City and County of San Francisco, Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA), Walter and Elise Haas Fund (HAAS Fund) and Microsoft.
A special thanks to our Event Partners: United States Geological Survey (USGS), California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), California Volunteers, American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and SFSU’s Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)