A little close with this one but wanted to make sure and post it on up (thanks Grace).
NEW REPORT SHOWS GOVERNMENT AGENICES
ARE ILL-PREPARED TO SERVE
LATINO & ASIAN IMMIGRANTS IN A DISASTER
WHAT: Release of new report by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TPRI) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, showing that despite a significant population of Asian Americans and Latinos in Los Angeles County, city and county agencies are poorly prepared to handle limited English speakers before or during a disaster.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 10 – 11 am
WHERE: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Community Room (1st Floor)
1145 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Located at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Lucas Ave.
Paid parking available in lot just north of APALC on Lucas Ave.
WHO: Featured speakers include: Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Harry Pachon, President, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Victoria Wilson, Research Assistant, Demographic Research Project, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
WHY: Limited English proficient (LEP) communities are among Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable groups when a disaster or other emergency occurs. As a follow-up to an earlier report documenting this disparity, TRPI and APALC conducted in-depth interviews with numerous city officials in Los Angeles County for cities with LEP populations exceeding 25 percent, as well as with officials representing Los Angeles County. The study finds that most city governments are underprepared to reach out and serve LEP communities in the event of an emergency.