To provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL, America Walks has launched a new social equity-inspired online discussion series titled: Walking Towards Justice.
Walking Towards Justice is a webinar series that integrates literature into a discussion regarding the intersectionality of mobility, race, class, gender, and politics. The quarterly webinar will include an interactive panel of leading scholars, activists, practitioners, America Walks Board members, and policymakers, who will discuss and explore connections between walking and other key topics such as social equity, residential segregation, gentrification, police brutality, and etc. Participants will also be able to engage and ask questions of panelists via chat during the live webinar.
Episode 1: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America
Date/Time: September 27; 11am PST
The first discussion will explore the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. It will include special guest, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America. Also joining the panel are nationally-known experts, Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the LA Neighborhood Trust; Sahra Sulaiman, Communities Editor for Streetsblog L.A.; Charles Brown, Senior Researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; and Sonia Jimenez, JD, Business Operations Manager and Lead Consultant for Ximenes & Associates, Inc..
More details about the series are available here.