On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) independently sponsored a webinar entitled “Arrested Mobility: Exploring the Adverse Social, Political, Economic & Health Outcomes of Over-Policing Black Mobility in the U.S.”
This virtual event was in support of Active People, Healthy NationSM and included a keynote presentation by Charles T. Brown, MPA, CPD, LCI and a panel discussion featuring Black thought leaders in community and transportation planning to explore limits placed on Black mobility in the U.S.
National priorities for increasing physical activity to improve health do not address the needs and specific barriers experienced by Black and Indigenous People of Color. This moderated panel presentation explored these barriers and offered strategies for ensuring racial equity and justice in efforts to increase physical activity. (And be sure to join the continuing conversation on social media using #ArrestedMobility.)
Panelists in the webinar included:
- Tiffany Pertillar, Public Health Consultant, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (Moderator)
- Anikwenze Ogbue, PE, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Baltimore, MD
- Irene Marion, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, Ore.
- Nedra Deadwyler, Founder/President, Civil Bikes, Atlanta, Ga.
- Olatunji “Oboi” Reed, Founder/Executive Director, Equiticity, Chicago, Ill.
- Tamika Butler, Esq, Founder/President, Tamika L. Butler Consulting LLC, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Veronica Davis, PE, Founder/President, Nspire Green LLC, Washington, DC
To learn more about NACDD’s anti-racism and health equity work, visit the webpage for the Health Equity Program.
Thank you for supporting activity-friendly communities and building a more active America, together.