LiveMove Speaker Series: The Intersection of Racism and Transportation with Tamika Butler

By Rob Zako
October 26, 2020
Tamika Butler
Tamika Butler

UPDATE 10/30/2020: Added link to YouTube recording.

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., join us for a virtual discussion with Tamika Butler exploring the intersection of racism and transportation, its legacy, and what it means moving forward as future transportation planners and community members.
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  • Sponsored by LiveMove, a University of Oregon student group.

Tamika Butler

Tamika L. Butler is a national expert and speaker on issues related to the built environment, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, organizational behavior, and change management. From speaking, to writing, to training, Tamika has worked with a myriad of clients. As the Principal + Founder of Tamika L. Butler Consulting, she focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity, and social justice. She provides consulting, training, coaching, and public speaking for a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Most recently, she was the Director of Planning, California and the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Toole Design. Previously, Tamika served as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles. Tamika has a diverse background in law, community organizing and nonprofit leadership. Recently she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Prior to leading LACBC, Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and she worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director.

She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. Tamika previously served as the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors, serves as the Institute Co-Director of the New Leaders Council – Los Angeles, is a board member of both Lambda Literary Foundation and T.R.U.S.T. South LA, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program. Tamika received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. (Source: Tamika L. Butler Consulting)

LiveMove Speaker Series

The LiveMove Speaker Series brings some of the most exciting names in sustainable transportation and sustainable urbanism from across the United States to come and speak in Eugene-Springfield. Speakers give presentations on a wide range of topics, from bicycle infrastructure to advocacy, rural transportation to autonomous vehicles. Previous speakers have included Gil Peñalosa of 8-80 Cities, April Economides of Green Octopus Consulting, and James Corless of Transportation for America. These events are well advertised, open to the public and held at various locations in the local area.

In addition to an evening lecture, speakers often participate in a bike ride or transit tour with members of LiveMove or participate in workshops with local stakeholders who have interest in their specialization. This program provides knowledge to an interested general public in Eugene-Springfield and in depth knowledge for stakeholders who can use that information to implement real change in the community. To facilitate this series, LiveMove provides travel and accommodation to its speakers. If you are interested in speaking with LiveMove, please don’t hesitate to contact our speaker series co-ordinator on the contact page.

This 2020–2021 Academic Year, LiveMove has a new opportunity to host events and speakers virtually via Zoom. Be sure to stay up to date on how you can attend our public events this year. LiveMove will focus on equity and inclusion in the transportation realm. There are so many modes of alternative transportation, LiveMove will seek to highlight each benefit and encourage new ridership. (Source: LiveMove)

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