The Black Resilience Network is a membership community of Black organizations and leaders supported by non-Black identifying people and organizations - who work each day to strengthen disaster and climate resilience, which requires advancing racial justice.
For those that love community + action
Nonprofit and for-profit organizations that are led by and focus on Black people
Black Leaders + Advocates
Individuals who do not have or do not want to use an organizational affiliation
Black Allies + Supporters
Organizations and individuals who do not identify as Black, but want to work in allyship
Collective Care + Action
We do what we can with what we have + advocate for what we have earned, together
#Strengthen Climate Resilience | #Transform Emergency Management| #Advance Racial Justice
Black led-organizations, leaders, and communities are not intentionally included in the national-level policy, funding, and programs that are meant to improve America’s resilience to climate change and other disasters. We are the invisible parts of the climate and disaster resilience ecosystem. The Black Resilience Network is a collective care and action community that supports each other’s existing efforts, amplifies our influence, and facilitates future collaborative funding and initiatives.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Black Resilience Network member?
A Black-led organization and
What is a Black Resilience Network supporter?
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Why does the Black Resilience Network have supporters?
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How are you defining resilience?
Resilience is a word that has been used as a weapon against Black people: It has been used as a way to make systemic and structural problems a deficit with Black people as individuals. We use the broad range of research on resilience as inspiration for who we frame and build resilience. [Insert breakdown of resilience here]