Calendar

October – December 2014

Oct
30
Thu
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Re-Emergence of Inequality in the Rockaways Post Sandy
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a lunchtime discussion with Sancha D. Medwinter on her findings from her field study on the re-emergence of longstanding race and class inequality in two post-disaster neighborhoods in New York City in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Sancha examines the social processes through which race and class shape whether and how residents strike close and informal connections with disaster responders. The research looks closely at how the type and quality of relationships forged, affects sharing of disaster support and information. This focus on these newly formed connections is particularly important in this environment, where people’s usual social connections were severely compromised. Her research adopts a theory of network resources, social capital, which expects that assistance in the form of information or resources are informally and indirectly accessed through these interpersonal connections and that social position of people’s connections and the quality of their relationship matter in this process.

Sancha D. Medwinter is a former New York City resident and a PhD candidate at Duke University.

Lincoln Institute Symposium: What’s Next After Rebuilding? Making Resiliency Happen
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

With the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on the horizon, what have we learned about rebuilding? The symposium will focus on concrete steps that are being taken since Hurricane Sandy to plan, pay for and implement resiliency measures. He and the panel will review national models that can inform New Jersey, explore how the latest advances in resilient design will be paid for and where the cost burden will fall. We have applied for AICP CM credits. More information and registration.

Meet the speakers:

Anthony Flint, fellow and director of public affairs at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land.

Amy Chester, managing director for Rebuild by Design, an initiative launched by the President’s Hurricane Sandy Task Force and HUD to address structural and social vulnerabilities uncovered by Superstorm Sandy.

Henry A. Coleman, professor of public policy Rutgers-Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, specialist on state and local public finance.

Shalini Vajjhala, founder and CEO of re:focus partners, social entrepreneurs that design integrated resilient infrastructure systems, leveraging public and private investments for vulnerable communities around the world.

After the symposium, New Jersey Future will be honoring Henry Coleman at a cocktail reception at Christopher’s Restaurant in New Brunswick. Please join us! More information and tickets.

Oct
31
Fri
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
1
Sat
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
2
Sun
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
3
Mon
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
4
Tue
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
5
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
6
Thu
Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens.

This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants

Register at https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/793

Brooklyn Clergy Breakfast and Gathering
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This panel will be a time for faith leaders, community advocates, and housing policy experts to have an open and frank discussion about the housing crisis in Brooklyn and the moral dilimena of gentrification. At the breakfast, you will also get updates about Faith in New York campaigns and learn more about how to engage your lay leaders in faith-based advocacy.

Register: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jspv=2&c=0xTgpNlEx%2FK6Ugh5q3gNCpuOM3FAVqyy

Disaster Supervisor Resiliency Training
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

World Cares Center, is supporting a request by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to pilot a new training program designed to edu-cate and empower disaster supervisors. The Disaster Supervisor Resiliency Training is based on the Worker program piloted in July 2014. The Super-visor program’s overall objectives are to prepare supervisors to:

-Recognize the signs and symptoms of disaster work related stress.
-Understand the unique role of the supervisor in balancing health, safety, resilience, and productivity.
-Build their own and their team’s resilience by demonstrating stress reduction and support skills.
-Obtain support through employer/organization and community resources.
-Provide leadership and support to the people they supervise.

The term “supervisor” is used to define a variety of supervisors, managers, field coordinators, team leaders, and other personnel who are responsible for supervising work or voluntary teams doing disaster rescue, recovery, or rebuilding work.

This is the first program of its kind that is specifically de-signed for disaster workers and supervisors.RSVP by calling 212-563-7570 or e-mail Lindsay Einhorn at Training@worldcares.org

Nov
10
Mon
NY Rising Canarsie Public Engagement Meeting
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
11
Tue
LTRG Training: Sustainability & The Recovery Phase: People & Money Session @ TBA
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

New York Disaster Interfaith Services, American Red Cross, NYC VOAD, and The Salvation Army are planning the next installment in our 4-part series Sustainability & The Recovery Phase: Planning, Marketing, People & Money on November 11th. This next session will cover “People and Money.” The Salvation Army GNY Director of Emergency Services and NYC VOAD Chair, John Berglund will present the “People” session, which will include Peter Drucker’s nonprofit management concept of “fund development is people development.” NYDIS Chief Response Officer, Peter Gudaitis and a special guest speaker will co-present the “Money” sessions, which will cover grant writing, fundraising and managing recovery grant funds. NYC LTRG board members and subcommittee chairs can RSVP at https://ltrgsustainability.eventbrite.com/.

NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Nov 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
12
Wed
NY Rising Southeast Brooklyn Waterfront Public Engagement
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
14
Fri
Disaster Volunteerism 4: Mucking, Gutting, and Mold Suppression
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[World Cares Center Disaster Volunteerism Series] This “How to” session teaches participants how to conduct a muck out and mold remediation project step by step. The session includes what equipment, skills, guidelines, and process of safely and effectively recovering flood affected property are needed in order to prepare it for safe repair and rebuild work. This event is free. Location: World Cares Cetners Offices (520 8th Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room), 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register at

http://www.worldcares.org/upcoming-registrations

Nov
15
Sat
Building Congregational Power
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Rev. Alvin Herring, Deputy Director of the PICO National Network
Rev. Alvin Herring, Deputy Director of the PICO National Network will lead a workshop on the role of race in the New York City housing crisis. Additionally, this training will focus on vision casting and the building of strong congregational teams in order to grow deeper, more impactful roots in the fight for affordable housing in New York City.

Register: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=StxqjYzLQepTo2JcIdbwJOkai13TkWJr

Presbytery Wide Sandy Relief Mission Day
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Hurricane Sandy occurred on October 22, 2012, almost two years ago. For many victims of Sandy it seems like only yesterday…. and many families and businesses are still trying to recover. Join volunteers from across the New York City Presbytery in our continued efforts to help them rebuild.

This can be a day of mission for your entire congregation, your youth group, a confirmation class or you can come as one. There are various projects, at various sites, requiring various skill levels. You will be assigned a site upon registration.

Call Lisette Robustelli to register and to receive your site assignment. Her contact information is:
(917) 282-6413
Lisette@phianyc.org.

The registration fee is $5 for individuals and $25 for church groups of 5 or more. Contact Lisette Robustelli at (917) 282-6413 or Lisette@phianyc.org

Nov
19
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
2
Tue
“Pipeline Emergency Response: Understanding the Risk and Planning Communication Needs”
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Pipeline emergencies have garnered increased attention following several high-profile events leading to casualties and environmental damage. This project, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, developed a guidebook to assist agencies in planning for communicating during a pipeline emergency. This presentation, by the research projects lead members, will discuss findings of the report, and the innovative methodology used to identify information needs of the diverse responders to these complex events. Best practices and common problems will be presented and reviewed. Please contact Landy Familia (landy.defamilia@jjay.cuny.edu) to RSVP and for further information at 646-557-4430.

Dec
3
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
6
Sat
HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This two-day performance-level course will provide professionals with the training necessary to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies with civic and commercial projects located in hurricane-prone areas. In addition to discussing existing regulations, this course will feature best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.

Register at https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/811

Dec
7
Sun
HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This two-day performance-level course will provide professionals with the training necessary to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies with civic and commercial projects located in hurricane-prone areas. In addition to discussing existing regulations, this course will feature best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.

Register at https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/811

Dec
9
Tue
NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm