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This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
Friday, November 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Building and Sustaining Disaster Response Networks: Lessons Learned from 2017

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2017 was an unprecedented year in disaster response. Nearly across the board, these events have had a disproportionate impact on low-income communities, immigrant communities, the elderly, or otherwise vulnerable individuals. This session will spotlight disaster response strategies deployed in 2017 in Texas and Northern California to quickly mobilize legal response efforts, support collaboration among programs working in affected areas, and reach affected communities. We will also discuss new online resources and networking tools available through DisasterLegalAid.org to assist field response efforts nationally in future rapid response scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Clarissa Ayala

Clarissa Ayala

Communications Director, Lone Star Legal Aid
Clarissa Ayala serves as the Communications Director for Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston, Texas. Clarissa is LSLA’s media contact as well as drafts and delivers news/press releases regarding various litigation & advocacy topics. Clarissa writes & publishes content for the company... Read More →
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Liz Keith

Program Director, Pro Bono Net
Liz is Program Director with Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice through legal empowerment, volunteer mobilization and transformative collaborations. Liz joined Pro Bono Net in 2004, working first as a LawHelp Circuit Rider supporting web-based... Read More →
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Lauren Lofton

Program Attorney, Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
Before joining the Legal Aid Association of California, Lauren Lofton served as the senior subsidized housing policy analyst at Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco. During that time, Lauren also provided pro bono services for tenants facing eviction. Lauren provides anti-bias... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Monarch Westin Galleria, 24th Level

Attendees (16)