Committee Vice Chair
Walter English, III, MS, CEM, VaPEM
IAEM-USA Region 3 President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Steadman, email@example.com
Freddie Bizzell, Jr.
Jennifer A. Adams
To provide effective and useful information to IAEM members at all levels regarding research and trends on diversity and inclusion that can improve the delivery of concepts, communications and services to different populations.
The IAEM-USA Diversity Committee welcomes new members from the emergency management community, private sector and educational institutions. IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this committee should email the committee leadership about their desire to participate and contribute to this committee's important work. Members may retrieve leadership email addresses by searching the membership directory.
The committee meets via conference call on the first Wednesday of the month, at 12:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Robin Toma, Executive Director, Commission on Human Relations and Assistant Director, Human Relations Branch for the County of Los Angeles, will speak about the latest annual report on hate crimes in the County of Los Angeles. Although hate crimes in LA County reached the second lowest number in 25 years, the rate of violence in sexual orientation crimes climbed from 71 to 81%, the highest since 2003. Anti-transgender hate crime continued to be the most violent of any major targeted group, with 93% of all such crimes being of a violent nature. Recent events such as civil unrest, domestic terrorism or lone wolf attacks are expanding the scope of emergency management. Understanding one’s community and issues can assist in planning for novel events.
Background Information: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations 2014 Hate Crime Report
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