Event – FEMA Region 6 IRC Speakers Series Begins July 30, 1-2:30 PM CDT


The FEMA-hosted Region 6 Interagency Recovery Coordination (IRC) Cell invites you to the launch of its first speaker series beginning next week. The series is comprised of multiple sessions organized around the theme: Equity, Resilience and Recovery.

These free sessions are designed to provide a space to exchange information, and to identify ways in which IRC members and its partners can use and leverage resources to solve problems due to COVID-19 that cannot be solved alone.

Session 1 Theme: “Equity, the Foundation of Resilience”

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. CDT

Facilitator: Flozell Daniels Jr., President and CEO of Foundation for Louisiana


  • Jade Brown-Russell, Principal JD Russell Consulting
  • Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman, Jacksonville State University
  • Casey Lozar, Vice President, Director Center for Indian Country Development
  • Lamar Gardere, Executive Director, The Data Center
  • Allison Plyer, Chief Demographer, The Data Center
  • FEMA Region 1 IRC Cell

Region 6 IRC Cell is a group of public agencies and private organizations that coordinate COVID-19 funding resources and recovery information with tribal nations, and local communities in the region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).

The IRC Speakers Series is designed to collaborate share resources and best practices and find innovative ways that will have the greatest impact to fostering equitable and resilient recovery across all social and community sectors.

Stay tuned for more information and a calendar invite with instructions on how to participate online.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided.

Tonia A Pence

Recovery Division | FEMA Region 6 | COVID 19 LNO to LA

Mobile: (202) 436-0627


Federal Emergency Management Agency

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