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Lessons Learned from Global Disasters: Preparedness, Relief & Recovery in LA

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
LA Times Building
202 West 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Please join the American Red Cross, SCG, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Southern California Edison and Wells Fargo for lunch and a panel discussion on: Lessons Learned from Global Disasters: Preparedness, Relief & Recovery in LA

Soon after marking the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, we were reminded—by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that caused hundreds of aftershocks—that Southern California is one of the most at-risk areas for earthquakes. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey predicts that Southern California is long overdue for a catastrophic earthquake of magnitude 7.8 or higher. 

Join us for a special collaborative event with the American Red Cross to examine large-scale disasters through the lens of local preparedness:

  • What are the lessons learned from major disasters worldwide that can be applied to disaster relief and preparedness throughout Southern California?
  • What are best practices for collaboration between nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and philanthropists in Southern California in terms of reducing risk and impact?
  • How can we strengthen our most vulnerable communities to mitigate the impact of a large-scale disaster?

Following opening remarks by Eileen Decker, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Homeland Security for the City of Los Angeles, L.A. Times Staff Writer Ron Lin will moderate a discussion with our featured panel:

  • Edmund J. Cain, Vice President, Grant Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and SCG Board Member
  • Janet Clayton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Edison International/Southern California Edison and SCG Member
  • James G. Featherstone, Interim Fire Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department and Chair, National Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Ramsey A. Rayyis, Asia Regional Representative, American Red Cross
  • Margaret Vinci, Manager, Office of Earthquake Programs, California Institute of Technology


RSVP to Claudia Garzel at [email protected] or (310) 943-5262 by Friday, May 23rd.








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