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Averting Disaster: What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us About Reaching Latinos in Times of Crisis

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Sara Benitez; Eric Rodriguez; Sara Benitez; Eric Rodriguez

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Emergency preparedness; Regional collaboration; limited-English-proficient (LEP)

Type: Report

Coverage: California California

Abstract:

Averting Disaster: What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us about Reaching Latinos in Times of Crisis is a report that identifies the limitations of disaster management with regard to Latinos and immigrants, and explains factors that have contributed to a failure to adapt disaster response policy in consideration of these communities. The research is based on the activities conducted by community-based organizations after the fall 2007 California wildfires.