Inclusive City Cafe: Engaging Newcomer Residents in Emergency Planning
June 5
Surrey City Centre Library

As a community, we need to have strong relationships, networks, and communication to act together when a disaster hits. However, urban, diverse societies can be challenged by factors that include clashing cultures, language barriers, and isolated networks.

At this cafe, we will discuss the social processes linked to disaster planning, such as public engagement and participation, communication and relationship-building. Ideally, we will come away with a greater understanding on how to integrate and engage diverse social groups in these planning processes.

No registration is required. First come. First serve. Light refreshments are served.


The discussion will be moderated by Ayesha Renyard, MA student, SFU who is studying effective engagement and collaboration approaches with diverse groups in Surrey for improved risk management.

About Inclusive City Cafe:

Inclusive City Philosopher Café meets every month and provides an opportunity for community members, academics & service providers to discuss the challenges and opportunities to live in a diverse community.