Coffee Break Webinar Title: Engaging the Arts in Mitigation & Planning
Can you use the words art and hazard mitigation in the same sentence? Hazard Mitigation Planners are used to planning to protect hard assets and infrastructure. But how does one plan to protect intangible cultural heritage, the artistic expression of what it means to be human? How does the federal government protect cultural resources, including the fruit of artistic expression? It all begins with the acknowledgment of the arts as an integral and necessary component of our communities. A vibrant arts sector contributes to the health and welfare of a community in the best of times. And in the wake of a disaster, art can offer comfort and connection, helping a community heal, move forward, and become more resilient. Finally, how is FEMA using the Artists and the Arts Community in our risk communication and messaging for disaster risk reduction?
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