These attached documents for emergency planning were sent out by Eric to the social justice listserv. The authors, Nell Myhand and Daphne Muse specifically address disenfranchised communities. Nell discusses her involvement in y2k prevention planning, which was also my entre into the entire combined civic/governmental field of emergency planning. There are extensive and impressive plans in place that will inevitably be woefully inadequate should disaster strike. Some of the lapses will be institutional for various reasons, and others will be personal as individuals fail to cope with intersubjective, relational, and interactional challenges. Regardless of how lucky or privileged you’ve been, preparedness is something that behooves us all.