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Understanding the Roots of Racism: Transportation

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

To better understand the history of racial injustice in policies and how it affects communities of color today, United Way of Central Indiana is presenting a new four-part virtual learning series, “Understanding the Roots of Racism in Food, Housing, Transportation and Health.”

These discussions will feature community experts in the fields of health, housing, food insecurity, and transportation – all focus areas within United Way’s Basic Needs strategy. Because racial disparities persist and result in disproportionate impacts for people of color, the goal of the series is to educate on inequalities and injustices in policy and action that create and perpetuate barriers to services, resources, and opportunities for Black Americans.

Each registrant will be emailed a personalized link to join the discussion 48 hours prior to the event.

Topic: Transportation

The struggle for people of color to access public transportation has a long history – from Frederick Douglass entering a train car reserved for white passengers in 1841 to the 20th century bus boycotts in the South which lead to landmark civil rights legislation. Transportation affects where we live, work, play and go to school, and it serves as a key issue in addressing poverty, unemployment, health care, and education. Join an important discussion about transportation and why it remains a civil rights issue in many communities.