FEMA Lunch & Learn Webinar, May 2, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time – “Higher Ground: A Clinic to Support Flood Survivors and their Communities”

“Higher Ground: A Clinic to Support Flood Survivors and their Communities”

by FEMA’s Resilient Nation Partnership Network


Thu, May 2, 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT


Grab your lunch and join us for an hour of learning during the Resilient Nation Partnership Network’s May virtual Lunch & Learn with Anthropocene Alliance.

Harriet Festing, co-founder and Executive Director, will be discussing “Higher Ground: A Clinic to Support Flood Survivors and their Communities” on Thursday, May 2 at 12:00 PM ET.

Since the program launched in March 2017, Higher Ground has grown into the largest flood-survivor network in the country. Furthermore, Higher Ground also serves as a clinic that draws upon well-tested community empowerment strategies such as grassroots community organizing, leadership training, and peer-to-peer learning. It adds specialized and highly effective science, counseling, and policy and design expertise so that communities can more successfully convey the complex challenges they face and advocate for the best solutions to government officials. These solutions include green infrastructure, grey infrastructure, regulatory change, home elevation, home buyouts, and large-scale managed retreat or “climigration.”

The Lunch & Learn will cover the following topics:

  • Grassroots leadership from low-income or historically marginalized communities;
  • Innovative methodology that standardizes, and facilitates the building of climate resilience, working across four domains: 1) science guidance, 2) policy and legal services, 3) communication and fundraising support, and 4) coalition building;
  • Collaborative partnerships with five organizations that offer pro bono guidance across the four domains;
  • Adoption of a range of government and non-government tools and programs;
  • The creation of a growing, nationwide coalition of flood victims. The fact that these leaders and communities are diverse in every respect, means our coalition may be able to garner national, political support even in our intensely polarized times.

Anthropocene Alliance (Aa) combats climate change and environmental abuse by building grassroots coalitions in the communities most badly affected by them. It provides support and training to community leaders and connects them to the government agencies, nonprofit programs, and pro bono experts who offer help.

The session will be held virtually from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET.

Webinar: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/rnpn-ll/
Conference line: 1-800-320-4330
Participant code: 520341

For questions, please contact Sarah Coleman at sarah.coleman@ogilvy.com.