Focus on Transportation, Health and Equity

From Coalition for a Livable Future:

Transportation Health Equity Series: Save the Date

A partnership of organizations in the Portland Metro region is proud to announce a series of events around Transportation Health Equity on January 28 and 29, 2010.

An emerging working group of Metro Portland-Vancouver organizations announce a special series of community events on the issue of Transportation, Health and Equity January 28th and January 29th, 2010. We believe the Portland Metro region is ready for a healthy, equitable, world class transportation system in which success is measured by fairness, safety, and accessibility.

We are pleased to have Shireen Malekafzali from PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. Ms. Malekafzali is editor of Healthy Equitable Transportation Policy and The Transportation Prescription, and is working to create environmental and policy changes aimed at addressing health disparities.

The Transportation Prescription: A Dialogue with PolicyLink
Brown Bag Luncheon
Thursday, January 28th
11:30 AM -1:00 PM
OTREC, 1930 SW 4th, Suite 300, Portland, OR (tentative)
* Learning and Discussion on Opportunities to Advance Health Equity in Transportation Planning and Policy, including in the Federal Transportation Authorization.

21st Century Civil Rights: Transportation Health Equity Community Forum
Thursday, January 28th
6:00-8:00 PM
Native American Center, Portland State University
* An opportunity for diverse communities to come together to learn about how improving our transportation systems can improve our lives.

Organizing for Health Equity in Transportation
Leadership Training (Invitation only through Sponsoring Organizations)
Friday, January 29th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
TBA Portland, OR
* A special opportunity to become more deeply educated and engaged on issues of health and equity related to transportation policy. New community activists welcome. Participants must register through one of the co-sponsoring organizations.

Co-Sponsors: OPAL (Organizing People Activating Leaders), Coalition for a Livable Future, Ride Connection, Oregon Tradeswomen Inc, Portland Transit Riders Union, Upstream Public Health, Portland State University Native American and Student Community Center. Organizations, academic and government institutions interested in co-sponsoring, please contact us.

For more information please contact Rev Joseph Santos-Lyons josephsantoslyons@gmail.com / 503-512-0490

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