Public Forum: Exploring Community Resilience in Changing Times
How resilient would our community be if a disaster struck?
How resilient would you be?
Everyone is invited to attend the Blackwood/Belair and District Community Association’s (BBDCA) Public Forum
Exploring Community Resilience in Changing Times
on Wednesday, 6th May 2015
at 8.00pm (immediately following the 7.30pm AGM)
in the Blackwood Uniting Church
Guest panelists are:
- Natalie Stalenberg – Co-ordinator, Resilient South Program
- Annette Bardsley – Geography, Environment and Population, University of Adelaide
- Jai O’Toole – Manager, Emergency Services, Red Cross
Communities around the world are facing increasing challenges from natural and man-made disasters. Resilient communities bounce back faster. Leaders of these communities anticipate future trends and enact policies that support rapid response during times of need.
“The planet is slowly going to keep warming for a long time to come. So we’re going to have to stop looking at these disasters as something to wait for; we’ve got to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for, to anticipate, to start building new infrastructure, to start having new plans, to recalibrate the baseline that we’re working off of.” —President Barack Obama
The discussion will be followed by a very light supper which will give everyone a chance to meet more informally.
For more information about this Forum or the Blackwood/Belair and District Community Association, please call Heather Beckmann on 8278 2150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.