In the aftermath of the deadly 2017 Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County, local Latino leaders called out what they saw as rampant disparities in how low-income and immigrant communities experienced and recovered from the fires. Their findings, which included failures in emergency communication, price gouging and lack of access to aid, mirror what experts say is a national trend when natural disasters strike. We'll discuss the impact of the recent fires, evacuations and power shutoffs on the least privileged.
Fires Take Disproportionate Toll on Low-Income and Immigrant Communities
Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, New York Times
Irma Garcia, volunteer, Immigrant Defense Task Force
Gabriela Orantes, Just Recovery Fellow, North Bay Organizing Project
James Elliott, professor and department chair of sociology, Rice University