Our BIPOC communities are thriving! We see each individual in our communities as “roses that grow from concrete” (Tupac, 1999). Our events and programs uplift our community members’ skills and assets. We convene people to strengthen our connections amongst each other, across movements, race, class, etc. In the spaces we create, we center and support our most vulnerable within our communities such as elders, youth, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and more.
Measuring Success: Our thriving communities include a diverse range of BIPOC people getting paid to envision and implement mobility futures.
BIPOC communities are the experts in designing their own communities, so government agencies and private firms should value their expertise. To support and integrate community-rooted people into mobility planning and policy, we train, translate and skillshare on how to analyze, code switch, and advocate. Beyond building our BIPOC peer network, we also educate other professionals about the need for mobility investment to support local livelihood. In 2019, we are renaming this focus area “Inspiring Growth.”
Measuring Success: Community members who bring their skills into transportation planning are seen as mobility professionals.
We build mobility justice champions across both public and private sectors so that when BIPOC people enter transportation equity spaces, we are fully supported. We identify and speak against white supremacy and patriarchal systems within these sectors, infiltrating and taking knowledge as we collaborate to dismantle institutions’ racist, classist, ableist, sexist, heterosexist, etc practices.
Measuring Success: Empowered to speak their truths in technical spaces, our communities can advocate for the futures they envision.