Climate Change Symposium

October 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center RISD Museum
30 North Main St
RI 02903
Family Service of Rhode Island
(401) 331-1350
Limited Seating – Registration Required
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Preparing Rhode Island families for climate change
As Family Service of Rhode Island celebrates their 125th anniversary, join us for an evening to reflect on the challenges and opportunities our communities will face in the coming century. For 125 years, Family Service of Rhode Island has worked to improve the overall health and well-being of underserved individuals, families and communities through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs. In this dialogue, we will explore how societal and racial inequities can be exacerbated by climate change impacts and discuss the new partnerships we will need to form to rise to the challenge.
Who should attend?
This event is free and open to the public. Social service providers, state and local government staff, environmental advocates, academics, and anyone who will experience the impacts of climate change are encouraged to attend.
About Dr. Martin
Dr. S. Atyia Martin is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston. She has also been adjunct faculty at Northeastern University in the Master of Homeland Security program. Previously, Dr. Martin was the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). In this role, she was responsible for coordinating public health, healthcare, and community health preparedness; emergency management coordination among the public health and healthcare system via the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center; psychological trauma response coordination, and education and training through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness.
She has a diverse set of experiences in emergency management, intelligence, and homeland security. Her previous professional experience includes the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); and active duty Air Force assigned to the National Security Agency.
Dr. Martin earned her Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University, Master in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, Bachelor in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Administrative Studies and Serbian Croatian from Excelsior College, and Associate in Serbian Croatian from the Defense Language Institute.

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