Helping LGBTQ+ Survivors After Disasters: Response and Recovery Considerations

Helping  LGBTQ+ Survivors After Disasters: Response and Recovery Considerations Flyer with images and titles of speakers, April 25, 2023  2:00 - 3:00 P.M. ET, Nnenia Campbell, Daniel W. Dodgen, Kin Folkz, Lindsey Bell Kerr

The DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Out for Sustainability (Out4S) are co-hosting a roundtable with private nonprofits, emergency managers, local and state governments, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders that work in disaster preparedness and relief.

Date: April 25, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Event Details

Listen to the recording here.

The second of two roundtables will focus on Response and Recovery for LGBTQ+ communities. In March, the first roundtable focused on Preparedness and Mitigation efforts for LGBTQ+ communities with a report from both roundtables to be published in June. The roundtable will identify: 1) What are existing activities that incorporate LGBTQ+ considerations into disaster preparedness? 2) What are the gaps in existing activities and 3) What are actionable and creative solutions to address these gaps?

Panelists include:

  • Nnenia Campbell, Deputy Director, Bill Anderson Fund and Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Daniel W. Dodgen, Senior Advisor for Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements for the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kin Folkz, Co-Founder, Queer Healing Arts Center
  • Pastor Lindsey Kerr, Christ Church United Methodist


  • Anne Bink, Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery
  • Tammy Littrell, Deputy Administrator, FEMA Region 9
  • Leo Goldsmith, Board Member, Out for Sustainability
  • Reilly Hirst, Director of Education/Training, FEMA Pride Federal Employee Resource Group

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