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Racism in Transportation
June 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Access to safe, reliable and affordable transportation is vital to all of us. Whether we travel in a car, bus, train, bicycle, wheelchair or on foot, we can’t get to where we need to go — work, school, healthcare, supermarket or socializing — without transportation. All too often, government transportation policies promote driving a car over other, less-costly means of travel. This has presented significant problems for Black and Latinx populations where car ownership is lower and decades of disinvestment in communities has resulted in poor transit, walking or biking options. Communities of color also bear the brunt of highway expansions, which can destroy historic neighborhoods, displace residents and and impact the health of those left behind.
Please join us on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:00-5:00 PM (CST) for a discussion on transportation policy and its role in systemic racism. The discussion will be led by Oni K. Blair, executive director of LINK Houston, a nonprofit advocating for transportation equity. The Zoom presentation is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged. Registration is required: https://www.centerhealingracism.org/event/racism-in-transportation-a-zoom-dialogue/