Refugees and recent immigrants in Oregon face unique challenges when preparing for a possible Cascadia megaquake. Communities from Burma, Nepal, Somalia, Iraq, and other countries each bring different languages, experiences, and cultural associations that are not always addressed by standard emergency preparedness sessions. Stocking up on water and supplies can also be doubly hard for low-income immigrant families who live in smaller housing.
We’ll learn more about what people in these communities are doing to help educate each other about the Cascadia megaquake.
- Megan Harrington Wilson: Family empowerment program coordinator at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
- Surya Joshi: Family engagement specialist at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization