Zero to Sixty: How an Emergent Transit Justice Movement of Community-Based Organizations Won an Estimated $60 Billion in Federal Funds

When:
March 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2021-03-02T14:00:00-05:00
2021-03-02T15:00:00-05:00

Faced with devastating cuts to the transit service on which essential workers and many people with low incomes depend, local advocates from around the country came together to build a national infrastructure that secured billions in federal COVID-19 relief funding. Along the way, they changed the nature of the transit conversation in Congress to one that centers riders instead of the traditionally dominant voices of big agencies, big labor, big green and big construction interests. A set of transit justice principles, created by the network, guide the work.

Join us at 2 p.m. ET March 2 as funders and organizers share stories about what they are doing and learning, and what comes next.

The lessons learned about power building, organizing and networking are relevant to anyone interested in systems change and rebooting conversations. The call is organized by the Mobility and Access Collaborative, a TFN initiative.

Zero to Sixty: How an Emergent Transit Justice Movement of Community-Based Organizations Won an Estimated $60 Billion in Federal Funds

Tuesday, March 2

2 p.m. ET

 Register here

Please register for this funder-only webinar by March 1 to receive log-in details.

Speakers:

Welcome:
Darryl Young, Director, Sustainable Cities Program, Summit Foundation

What We Accomplished:
David Bragdon, Executive Director, TransitCenter

Theory of Change:
LeeAnn Hall, Executive Director, Alliance for a Just Society

How We Built Power: Local leaders tell their stories:

Betsy Plum, Executive Director, NY Riders Alliance

Joshua Malloy, Community Organizer, Pittsburghers for Public Transit

Azhar Chougle, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Transit Alliance

Jessica Meaney, Executive Director, Investing in Place

Scott Frazier, Consultant, Investing in Place

This webinar will also include a Q&A with funders

About the Mobility and Access Collaborative

The Mobility and Access Collaborative, an initiative of The Funders Network, is an action-oriented effort that recognizes the urgency for ambitious — and quickly implemented — solutions to limit the devastating impacts of climate change. Join the collaborative’s listserv by emailing Hazel@fundersnetwork.org.