Webinar Series: Walking Towards Justice


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Housing segregation caused many social justice issues throughout the 1900s.

One big one is neighborhood walkability.

You are invited to join America Walks’ quarterly webinar series, Walking Toward Justice, to examine past and present walkability issues in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, and search for solutions. The series will integrate literature into a discussion regarding the intersection of mobility, race, class, gender, and politics.

Charles T. Brown of America Walks, who helped create the series, will moderate each webinar.

UPDATE (9/4): The FOURTH webinar on September 26, 2018

Register here for the fourth webinar of the series, “Connecting and Allying with the Disability Rights Movement,” at 2 p.m. EST, September 26, 2018.

The webinar will explore how to promote spatial justice for all community members and how disability rights and the history of the disability rights movement have shaped and created the spaces we live, work and play in today.

The discussion will provide an overview of the history of the disability rights movement, the intentional commitment to create accessible and inclusive spaces, and develop an awareness of the actions we all need to take to create safe, accessible, equitable and enjoyable places for everyone to walk and be physically active.

Co-hosted with the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability and LAkeshore Foundation, this episode features leaders and founders of the Disability Rights Movement.

Check out the previous three episodes in this webinar series below.

Register for the webinar and share with your family, colleagues, and network, and on social media.

UPDATE (3/2): The THIRD webinar on April 4, 2018

Register here for the third webinar of the series, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, LGBTQ-inclusive and Cisgender Individuals, at 2 p.m. EST, April 4, 2018.

The webinar will explore the experiences of women, LGBTQ-inclusive, and cisgender individuals, and examine some changes that can be made to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk.

Using the text, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women, by Holly Kearl as a framework for the conversation, the panel will discuss some of the barriers and opportunities facing women, LGBTQ-inclusive, and cisgender individuals to engage safely and enjoyably with public spaces.

The webinar also features, Vanessa Garrison of Girl Trek, Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman of THINK.urban, and Río of Multicultural Communities for Mobility.

Register for the webinar and share with your family, colleagues, and network, and on social media.

UPDATED: Watch the third webinar here

UPDATE (11/21): The SECOND webinar on Jan. 18, 2018

Register here for the second webinar of the series, The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking and Walkability in Low-Income and Communities of Color, at 2 p.m. EST, Jan. 18, 2018.

The webinar will explore the devastating impacts that social injustice within our legal system has had on people of color and low-income communities.

Using the text, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander as a framework for the conversation, the panel of experts and advocates will discuss discrimination within our criminal justice system and how it intersects with the work (e.g., Vision Zero, safety outreach and education, equitable enforcement, etc.) being done by walkability advocates.

The webinar also features Shavon Arline-Bradley of R.E.A.C.H. Beyond Solutions, John Greenfield of Streetsblog Chicago, and Olatunju Oboi Reed of Equicity.

Join the webinar and share it with law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and correctional agencies; health, equity, and walking advocates; and housing, planning, transportation, and health departments.

UPDATED: Watch the second webinar here.

The FIRST webinar on Sept. 27, 2017

The first webinar of the series, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, was held at 2 p.m. EST on Sept, 27, 2017.

The webinar featured author Richard Rothstein.

Rothstein’s book debunks myths about racial discrimination. It also provides evidence of how governments prevented minorities from integrating into middle-class neighborhoods by using:

  • racially discriminatory policies, such as rejecting government-guaranteed mortgages;
  • charging higher market interest rates;
  • changing zoning ordinances;
  • condemning property;
  • building highways through minority neighborhoods;
  • failing to arrest or charge whites for harassment and vandalism;
  • denying or overcharging for sewer utilities; and
  • relocating schools.

Rothstein says these activities denied minorities jobs, good schools, safe neighborhoods, and quality of life.

The webinar also featured Sonia Jimenez of Ximenes & Associates, Inc.,Tamika Butler of the LA Neighborhood Land Trust, and Sahra Sulaiman of Streetsblog L.A.

UPDATE 9/28: Watch the first webinar here.

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