#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/26: Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation

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Systematic housing segregation in the 1900s is the root of many social and environmental justice issues.

One big one is inequity in neighborhood walkability, which leads to disparities in mental and physical health.

Without safe places to walk, Latino families are robbed of opportunities to be healthy and thrive.

Use #SaludTues on Sept. 26, 2017, to Tweet about potential solutions to improve walkability for all.

Fueled by Richard Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and America Walks upcoming webinar series, Walking Towards Justice, we will be discussing the intersection of residential segregation and walkability.

We’ll open the floor to historical facts as well as your experiences and stories as we explore:

  • How walkability impacts mobility and prosperity.
  • Why neighborhoods are not equal and walkable.
  • How we can create more walkable places.

Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and facts, stories, and solutions to ensure that Latino and all kids have safe neighborhoods and places to walk.

Copy and share this TWEET: Excited to join @SaludAmerica & @americawalks to chat about the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. #SaludTues on 9/26.

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#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health, San Antonio.

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81

percent

of Latino neighborhoods lack recreational facilities compared to 38% of white neighborhoods.

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