Black Resilience Network Featured in Axios

Black Resilience Network Members & Partners were featured in a March 31, 2023 Axios article:

  • Next Leadership Development: Dr. Atyia Martin
  • All Healers Mental Health Alliance: Dr. Annelle Primm
  • Bill Anderson Fund: Dr. Nnenia Campbell
  • Unity in Disasters: Joe Gilliom
  • Feeding America: Vincent Davis

The article also features Adelante Mujeres, which supports low-income Latina women and their families and trying to reduce the impact of disaster events like wildfires in Washington County, Oregon, where many residents work on farms and face food insecurity.

About the Black Resilience Network

The Black Resilience Network is a coalition of Black practitioners, researchers, businesses, towns, and community organizations - it is a collective care and action community that supports each other’s existing efforts, identifies priorities that will bridge institutions with communities' leadership, and facilitates collaborative funding and initiatives for climate and disaster resilience. We are offering the opportunity for collaboration to federal agencies, philanthropy, businesses and nonprofit organizations to partner with Black-led organizations and municipalities on climate and disaster resilience.

Our Partnerships

The pathway towards climate and disaster resilience has to be paved with collaboration. We work closely with each other, the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Feeding America, and other partners to support Black leadership in municipalities, communities, and organizations.  The disproportionate burden of climate change and disasters on Black people is based on pre-existing inequities and injustices that are worsened by climate impacts and disasters. It will take persistent, long-term collaborations that center racial equity to ensure Black people benefit from mitigation, adaptation, response, and recovery efforts and investments.

From the Article

It's long been clear that uneven federal disaster recovery and relief efforts lead to exacerbated racial and social divides.

The Big Picture:
From tracking disaster impacts, response and recovery for Black communities following a devastating tornado to providing food supplies to Latino farmers amid deadly wildfires, community-based organizations across the country are revising that narrative.

The Black Resilience Network is supporting on the ground, community-led response and recovery efforts in Mississippi after several majority-Black towns were pummeled by one of the state's deadliest tornadoes last Friday.