Thursday, November 3, 2011
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm local time
Considine Center, 8904 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202
Light refreshments will be served.
Message from the Federal Transit Administration:
The Civil Rights Office of the Federal Transit Administration just facilitated a large group of staff to draft two groundbreaking policy statements – a new document re: environmental justice and transit, and a revised document re: Title VI and transit.
The Obama Administration is emphasizing the importance of civil rights, public transportation, urban and regional planning, public engagement, and transparency – and these two documents bring together all of these issues.We want to hear what Detroiters think about the documents!We’re in a 60-day review and comment period, and Detroit is one of only five cities on our Info Session tour (Kansas City, Boston, SF Bay Area and Atlanta are the others).
If you know young people who have some experience with and insight into transit, EJ, civil rights, and/or social policy advocacy, then they will fit right into this session. We are using an interactive approach – large group introduction and presentation, followed by smaller facilitated discussion groups, followed by a large group report-back session. The discussion groups are intended to draw out participants’ diverse opinions and perspectives (rather than spark debate or reach consensus). Participants will see youth activists greeting folks at the door, visuals throughout the room, refreshments, handouts and friendly adult facilitators.
NOTE: The best resource is http://fta.dot.gov/FTAInformationSessions which is a one-stop shop for all documents and schedules related to this outreach effort. The best introductory documents to read are: