Transit Equity Week: Community Movie Night
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us for Movie Night at the Live Oak Grange on Wednesday, February 1st at 6pm! Learn about the history of Public Transit (In) Equity, snacks provided. RSVP Required.
How can we make our city streets safer for EVERYONE? How can we take community action and what is Tactical Urbanism? How did the United States go from having the world’s leading public transit systems to severe transit Inequity? How does the steamrolling of the American Public building highways through the bedrooms and backyards of Black and brown communities starting in the 1950’s impact us still today?
National Transit Equity Day is February 4th, recognized on Rosa Parks’ birthday for her pivotal role in combating racial segregation on public buses, trains and trolleys. Equity Transit is sponsoring a week of activities honoring this national coalition event
A lack of robust, equitable transportation is a major barrier to education, jobs and opportunity, and is a top predictor of future poverty. Prior to the 1940-50s, the United States had one of the world’s greatest public transit networks. Public Transportation is a Human Rights and Civil Rights Issue! The destruction of our once great public transit systems has systematized racism and classism in this country.
Access to Robust Public Transportation is a Civil Right!
Safe streets, a key component of Transit Equity Day, are integral to accessing public transit as well as ensuring that children can bike safely to school and that the most vulnerable members of the community, including elderly and disabled, can walk and roll safely through our streets.
Come join us in community at the Live Oak Grange for a movie night followed by an opportunity to discuss people’s ideas afterwards. Light snacks will be provided.