WEBINAR – Right of Way: How Racial and Class Disparities Created a Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America
Thursday – September 24th, 2020 – 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT
REGISTER AT –https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7180303919421695502
In the last ten years, there has been a 50 percent increase in pedestrian deaths. In 2018 alone more than 6,000 people were killed while walking in America. Yet, despite the increase in deaths, the tragedy of traffic violence has barely registered with the media and wider culture.
Disproportionately, the victims are immigrants, the poor, and people of color. They have largely been blamed and forgotten. The media barely covers these tragedies as the victims often live in low-income neighborhoods. What appears at first to be “accidental”, under greater scrutiny, reveals itself to be a predictable, stark geographic pattern that tell a story about systemic inequality. Join SSF, Island Press and sustainble transportation expert and author of “Right of Way”, Angie Schmitt, on September 24th to examine this important issue. Additional panelists announced next week.
Environmental Justice Communities: Best Practices to Deal With Natural Disasters
Tue, Sep 15, 2020 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT
Vulnerable, overburdened, and undeserved communities have been disproportionately impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, major floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and other disasters. And, now from COVID 19. The webinar will convene some of the leaders in developing best practices and time-sensitive solutions for these communities from organizations that are members of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice.
Committed speakers include Timothy Fields, Senior Vice President of MDB, Inc., and former U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Land and Emergency Management; Reggie Cheatham, Director of EPA’s Office of Emergency Management; and Cheryl Levine, PhD, Senior Advisor and Director of At-Risk Individuals Program, Special Programs/Readiness/Emergency Management and Medical Operations, Office of the Assistant Administrator for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).