Ride 4 Justice: equity in transportation and safe streets for all

Isiah Wagoner and Shawntel Robertson of Minority Freedom Network.| Photo by Austin Johnson
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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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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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Black Unity activist struck by driver during Children’s March

Isiah Wagoner
Isiah Wagoner speaks to fellow protesters at the Federal Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Eugene, Ore. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard file)
  • Multiple eye-witnesses report that Isiah Wagoner, 29, a leader of the activist group Black Unity, was intentionally struck by Travis Paul Waleri, 34, driving a white Subaru during a Children’s March on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
  • Wagoner was taken to PeaceHealth Riverbend and later sent home to recover from injuries he sustained. Waleri was later detained by police as part of an investigation.
  • Black Unity held a march on Friday, July 3, 2020, to demand justice for member Wagoner. Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis denounced acts of violence.
  • BEST is looking into an increase in the “weaponization of vehicles.”
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