The Community Active Living Coalition, a program of Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and the Denver Streets Partnership, are hosting the Denver Streets for People Summit next Thursday, April 11, from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Commons on Champa in Denver.
They are also holding a pre-summit workshop from 3 - 4:45 p.m. on multi-modal programming: Race, Place and Open Streets. This session will be facilitated by the featured speaker for the summit, Adonia Lugo, a national leader in mobility justice, who will bring her unique perspectives on bicycling advocacy, as well as her professional experience from her work with Los Angeles’ CicLAvia movement. The full description of the pre-summit workshop is below. See the Eventbrite Page for a full description of the summit.
Description: The pre-conference workshop will explore the multilayered challenges of making Denver’s streets more accessible to people. Dr. Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, and Resistance, will facilitate a hard-hitting discussion of the concept of mobility justice, connecting with the local history of transportation in Denver and how residents of all backgrounds experience the city today. The session will then shift to Denver’s current vision for public space. Using examples from Ciclovia/Open Streets movement in Los Angeles and Bogotá, Colombia, this interactive workshop will set bold goals for equity and public space in Denver, and end with identifying actions and partners needed to make it happen.
Learning Objective: Attendees will learn about the theory and practice of mobility justice and the Open Streets Movement, and leave with strategies for building meaningful connections with Denver communities around transportation and health. The session will encourage participants to come up with actionable items of how Denver can advance visions of community and behavioral health and inclusive streets.
AICP/APA credits are available for both the summit and pre-conference workshop.
To sign up, go to our Eventbrite Page and select the pre-conference workshop option when you register. You can also modify an existing registration if you have already registered.