I am thrilled to be participating in the 6th Annual Virtual Disaster Dash 5K to raise funds for the Bill Anderson Fund (BAF) and its fellows!
Thank you for sponsoring my runner’s page! Your sponsorship provides support to the BAF 501-c-3 and the BAF flagship. The BAF directly invests in the professional development and mentorship of 33 black and brown Ph.D. students whom will go into the profession and elevate the voices of black and brown communities disproportionately affected by climate change, environmental injustice, and natural hazards and disasters. Already we have a track record of 26 alumnus who have chosen professions as urban planners, scientists, and professors.
NOW more than ever, we need to support black-led organizations the serve and are comprised of black and brown professionals whom will lead positive change in our communities. The BAF, its organizational leaders, and the Ph.D. fellows do exactly that.
Money raised from this event will be used to promote and support hazard and disaster research, education, and mitigation for communities of color. Although communities of color have historically been and continue to be most affected by hazards and disasters, the leadership in the professional field of hazards and disasters is predominately white and male. The BAF’s mission is to increase the representation of black and brown professionals in the field to address existing social and racial inequities in research, planning, and emergency management in natural hazards and disasters.
It is an honor to (virtually) run alongside of my colleagues for this important mission. Please join me too.