WILMINGTON — A University of North Carolina Wilmington symposium 6-8 p.m. Wednesday will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and its impact on vulnerable populations during an April 3 panel discussion with relief and recovery experts.
To be held in McNeil Hall, Room 1005, the eighth annual Taking the Pulse on Poverty symposium, “The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence,” the panel will discuss how the natural disaster affected vulnerable populations across the southeastern part of the state and how the Cape Fear region is helping its community rise above inequality, according to an announcement from the university.
Panelists include the following:
- Jordyn Appel, community food access coordinator of Feast Down East.
- Amanda Boomershine, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics in the UNCW Department of World Languages and Cultures.
- Cedric Harrison, founder of Support the Port.
- Steven Still, emergency management director for New Hanover County.
- Tommy Taylor, executive vice president of United Way of the Cape Fear Area.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the Watson College of Education, the Office of Community Engagement, the Department of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the School of Social Work collaborated on the symposium.