The first episode of the Amplify This! podcast has launched. Prof. Monica Sanders co-hosts the podcast with Chauncia Willis and I-DIEM Co-Founder Curtis Brown. Every episode covers topics related to equity and inclusion in disasters and climate change. Guests are experts in the practice, such as Dr. Dovil as well as government officials, attorneys, emergency managers and other thought leaders.
In this episode, Dr. Michelle Dovil of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University joins co-hosts Monica Sanders, Director of the Bill Anderson Fund (William Averette Anderson Fund for Hazard Mitigation Education and Research) and Chauncia Willis, Co-founder and CEO of I-DIEM (Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management). Together they discuss the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color, particularly in the United States and the confluence of COVID-19 and hurricane season.
Dr. Michell Dovil of Florida A&M University is also a Bill Anderson Fund Alumni whose research focuses on coastal communities. Chauncia Willis is CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Emergency Management (i-diem.org) a partner organization of the Bill Anderson Fund Flagship. Ms. Willis also serves on the Flagship Advisory Board.
Click here to listen to the episode on Spotify.