There will be a time in which we, as consultants, will be able to talk about our services and products, and where the shootings in Christchurch will be just another sad case study. Today is not that day. Today is a day for mourning, introspection, and care for each other. Today is not the day … Continue reading Not Today, Please
When each day is a struggle to merely do the basics required of us as people, there is no capacity to take on the challenges posed by a disaster or major emergency.
It's the paradox of inclusion, if we are going to be truly inclusive then we have to actively exclude people with certain beliefs.
If you are an Emergency Manager and you cannot, with all your heart, believe that each and every person is as valuable as any other, then please reconsider your vocation.
Some of you may have noticed that the tag line on my website changed tonight. Some of you may also know and understand why. Tonight, the United Methodist Church (UMC) voted to exclude LGBTQ+ people from full communion with the church, and from being in pastoral positions. I disagree. I disagree deeply and unabashedly. I … Continue reading Radically Inclusive
Photo by Matt Hardy from Pexels “When one man drinks while another can only watch, Doomsday follows.” – Turkish Proverb I was recently involved in a conversation online where I was accused of making social issues into emergency management issues. My immediate response was "Yup, because they are!" Emergency Management and Social Justice interact in ways that are … Continue reading The Intersection of Emergency Management and Social Justice
As someone who is comparatively new to the field of Emergency Management, it has been interesting for me to see the perspectives of others who have been in this industry a long time. I’m engaged in a number of groups on Facebook who specialize in Emergency Management and some of the things I’ve seen are … Continue reading Emergency Management’s Fake News Problem
I'm very proud to be part of a group of emergency managers who are trying our best to bring good emergency management to everyone, everywhere. We don't advertise a lot, and we're not out to make a fortune or a name for ourselves. We are at our most comfortable when we are operating quietly in … Continue reading Ethics