What is social equity? I don’t know, and that’s what I’m here to find out. I know a bit about Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; I obtained an Advanced Certificate in Equity & Diversity from the University of Minnesota. However, I’ve missed out on opportunities to have conversations with people in the community. Therefore, I consider myself a beginner when it comes to social equity. I know the concepts, I know it’s important, but I can’t speak fluently in equity.
On Tuesday of this week, the National Weather Service is having a virtual roundtable for their Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™.
The theme of this year’s WRNA Roundtable Event is “Weather-Ready Nation’s Role in Advancing Social Equity” to discuss gaps in services to vulnerable populations, best practices/successes that can be replicated, and the shared responsibilities that NOAA, the WWCE, and other WRN Ambassadors have toward advancing social equity.
Wild Wolves LLC is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™. Formerly a Skywarn Storm Spotter, I used amateur radio and controlled nets to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.
I am excited to take part in the WRNA roundtable on social equity.