Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Sandy Response and
Rebuilding Strategies through the Lens of Environmental Justice
Friday, February 21, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:20PM
Since Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast over a year ago, a number of response and rebuilding strategies have been proposed and put into place to address the housing needs of those displaced by the storm and those living in areas vulnerable to future climate change induced storms.
Hurricane Sandy, like storms before it, disproportionately affected vulnerable populations, including children, the elderly, the homeless, low-income families, those with disabilities, and communities of color.
This symposium will focus on the unique barriers that vulnerable communities face, various rebuilding strategies, and the litigation strategies that have been used to address issues surrounding communities that struggle with receiving aid; flood insurance programs; local, state, and federal government accountability for resource and aid allocations; and the needs of communities during rebuilding efforts.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but you must register in order to come to the symposium. If you would like to receive 4.5 hours of CLE, you may indicate this when you register. Prices will vary.