What is Mobility Justice?
In order for our communities to thrive, people need to be able to move freely and safely no matter their identities.
As we emerge from a global pandemic, racial reckoning, and historic labor shortages, more workers are holding their employers accountable to recognizing and fostering more equitable and just workplaces that also ensure the freedom of movement.
The sold-out event on November 30, 2022, explored how a mobility justice framework can equip and prepare employers to build, attract, and retain a future-ready & resilient workforce.
The 2022 Transportation Summit Featured:
Yolanda Davis-Overstreet – Keynote Speaker – nationally-recognized community leader and champion for mobility justice
Irene Fernando, Hennepin County Commissioner
Sharon Pierce, President of Minneapolis College
David Wellington, President of Wellington Management
The Transportation Summit morning session was held at The Hennepin in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District in Downtown Minneapolis.
Watch for a full video of the Summit on the Move Minneapolis You Tube channel in the coming days.
Yolanda Davis-Overstreet is a graduate of the Urban Sustainability Master’s Program (USMA) at Antioch University, Los Angeles (2018). Her community service work and consulting fall in the areas of community organizing and mobility justice with a focus on pedestrian safety in communities of color. She is the founder of Ride in Living Color, a bicycling and mobility justice advocacy initiative that was started in 2011. As a woman of color, mother, social and environmental activist, and recently trained in urban sustainability, one of the most vital lessons Yolanda has learned and activated in these transformative years of doing community service work, is that not only does “her” narrative matter, but equally so, the “community narratives” matter.