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

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.
  • Register in advance to receive a Zoom link.
  • Join / invite / share on Facebook.
  • Sponsored by LiveMove, a University of Oregon student group.
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Ride 4 Justice: Statement by Aimee Okotie-Oyekan

Shawntel Robertson reads Aimee’s statement in Monroe Park

Aimee Okotie-Oyekan is the Environmental and Climate Justice Coordinator for NAACP Eugene/Springfield and a graduate student studying planning at the University of Oregon. At home in Atlanta during the pandemic, she asked that the following statement be read during the Ride 4 Justice:

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Shift Lanes: 13th Avenue

13th Avenue Bikeway at Willamette. Green painted two-way protected bike lanes (City of Eugene Transportation)
  • The 13th Avenue Bikeway features a two-way protected bike lane from Alder Street to Lincoln Street, linking the University of Oregon to downtown Eugene.
  • During the week of Fri–Fri, Oct. 23–30, Shift Lanes: 13th Avenue celebrates the opening of the new bikeway with group bike rides, deals at local businesses, the Filmed by Bike Film Fest, and more!
  • On Fri 10/24, 12:30 pm, join the Ride 4 Justice solidarity bike ride, hosted by the Minority Freedom Network with support from BEST and other local organizations.
  • On Wed 10/28 at 2 pm, join a Celebration Ride, led by BEST advisor and cycling aficionado Richard Hughes.
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Ride 4 Justice

Ride 4 Justice

UPDATE 10/23/2020: Added route map.

  • On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., starting and ending in Alton Baker Park, join us for a 8-mile, family-friendly, socially-distanced solidarity ride for those we have lost in the fight for social justice.
  • Join / invite / share on Facebook.
  • Led by Isiah Wagoner with Minority Freedom Network, there will be teach-in moments throughout.
  • Co-sponsored by NAACP Eugene/Springfield, Cascadian Courier Collective, GEARs, Climate Revolutions by Bike … and BEST.
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LTD 2021–2030 CIP Open for Public Comment

LTD Community Investment Plan

UPDATE 11/13/2020: Now includes LTD Board adoption of CIP.

UPDATE 10/21/2020: Now includes BEST’s recommendations.

  • LTD’s Community Investment Plan (CIP) is a 10-year framework that provides direction on community investments.
  • Scheduled for adoption on Nov. 18, 2020, the 2021–2030 CIP Draft is available for public comment.
  • BEST has no objections to the CIP as presented. But BEST urges LTD to serve the community better by better organizing the plan and especially explicitly linking investments to a strategic business plan to advance community goals.
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After fatal traffic stop shooting, Springfield agrees to pay $4.55M, review police use of force

Stacy Kenny
Stacy Kenny

UPDATE 12/28/2020: Added links to recent Washington Post podcast and Atlantic story.

UPDATE 10/17/2020: Added information from Washington Post story about police shootings involving people in the throes of a mental health crisis.

  • On March 31, 2019, during a traffic stop, Springfield police killed Stacy Kenny, a 33-year-old Springfield resident, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Court records show Kenny legally changed her name and gender in Lane County Court on September 20, 2018.
  • On April 16, 2019, Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow ruled that a Springfield police officer was lawful in his use of force.
  • On July 15, 2020, lawyers for the family of Kenny announced that the city of Springfield had agreed to pay $4.55 million and to undertake police reforms.
  • Nationally, about a quarter of all fatal police shootings involved someone police said was in the throes of a mental health crisis.
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