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A resilient community is created by the community

You can play an important role in increasing climate resilience in a way that works for you.

Community members, especially those who have been historically excluded and are most at risk, have been and will continue to be centered in the Resilient Northeastern NJ process. The Faces of Resilience series and art projects, which are currently under development, elevate the experiences of community leaders who dedicate their time to increasing resilience and improving their communities. The art projects will involve interactive murals in public spaces in each of the four cities that highlight the Faces of Resilience.

Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting art projects.

Some additional ways that community members have been involved include participating in community meetings, providing feedback on reports, engaging on social media, and through the Community Advisory Council, which is made up of residents from the four cities and guides the program’s process. Resilient Northeastern NJ’s video series, social media content, and ad campaign on public transportation and digital kiosks promote the program and build awareness about resilience-related issues.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This project has the potential to impact thousands of people in underserved communities for generations to come. Therefore, incorporating the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into project processes and outcomes is critical to the success of Resilient Northeastern NJ.

OUR DEFINITIONS
Diversity

  • Embraces variety and differences in the people who participate in project processes, whether by their experiences, race, culture, age, language, or other characteristics

Equity

  • Goes beyond equality, which is fair and just treatment of all potential and existing community members
  • Means ensuring that decision-making processes and project outcomes, including burdens and benefits, are responsive to the diverse needs, challenges, and histories of people who could be affected
  • Involves creation of opportunities to address historic, current, and future disadvantages for underrepresented populations

Inclusion

  • Is achieved when a diverse group of people feel and are welcomed into decision-making and project processes

OUR COMMITMENTS TO INCORPORATE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

  • Ensuring that project processes prioritize the voices of historically underserved communities
  • Acknowledging and confronting the country’s history of systemic racism and discrimination
  • Sustaining action and assessment of progress towards equitable resilience goals and towards the reduction of existing disparities

SOME WAYS THAT WE ARE WORKING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS INCLUDE:

  • Reaching out to potential partner organizations to help lead engagement and get input from the people they serve
  • Providing multiple different ways to engage as easily as possible
  • Providing ways to get and receive information in multiple languages
  • Creating a Community Advisory Council made up of a diverse group of residents from each community

 

Faces of Resilience

Dalilah Navarro
Resilient NENJ Regional Arts Coordinator

Lilia Diaz
Community Advocate

Juba Dowdell
Deputy Coordinator of Newark Office of Emergency Management

Fallon Davis
CEO and founder of STEAM URBAN

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Many ways to participate

There are various current ways you can engage with Resilient Northeastern NJ. Please continue to check back for more ways to get involved.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Explore our Meetings & Events page to learn more about our past engagement events. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events.

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COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Community Advisory Council is a diverse group of community representatives from Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, and Bayonne. The Council is facilitated by representatives of Ironbound Community Corporation and HOPES CAP, Inc. Council members meet quarterly and have the following responsibilities:

  • Share information about the project with their community
  • Review materials as needed
  • Ensure effectiveness of engagement of socially vulnerable and historically underserved populations
  • Ensure community priorities are clearly reflected in the planning process

THE REGION TEAM AND STEERING COMMITTEE

The Region Team refers to the entities that partnered together for Resilient Northeastern NJ. Representatives of each Region Team entity sit on a Steering Committee that leads the program. The Region Team entities include:

  • JERSEY CITY
  • NEWARK
  • HOBOKEN
  • BAYONNE
  • HUDSON COUNTY
  • IRONBOUND COMMUNITY CORPORATION
  • HOPES CAP

Working together, we can help make a more resilient Northeastern New Jersey.

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