I spoke tonight in Norman about disaster relief, rescues, and emergency preparedness for FEMA and in behalf of the Mormon and Deaf communities, sharing stories about 9/11, Katrina, Joplin, Virginia Tech, and other disasters we have worked. We spoke about minority communities, and how to educate them in emergency management and how to communicate with them during emergencies. I shared about the home and visiting teaching programs and food storage in the LDS church, as well as our progress in the Deaf community with civil rights and things like the low frequency ambulances you can feel before you can hear or see, closed captioning for emergency broadcasts, and trainings during Deaf Awareness Week.
I love these colleagues who have worked side by side for almost ten years now! Bob is the emergency manager for Tulsa Public Schools, Sheryl represents the Muslim community, and my friend Tina hosts Temas en Tulsa and teaches at TCC. Many thanks for the hard work of the Language and Culture Bank of Tulsa all these years!