New Social Justice Training Announced for Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce that they will be leading two half-day trainings on building equitable communities at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place in Vancouver on September 12th. Each session of this hands-on intensive training will teach participants how to compel and engage the public on issues related to walking and walkable communities using the framework of social justice and equitable communities.
Participants will engage in hands-on exercises to practice using the resources and hear from professionals on how to best use messaging, tools and practices of walkability to promote equitable communities through walkability. The training will include:
- Information on how to use research-based messages and customize them with local facts and stories
- Practice developing skills to work with media to get your message out and motivate people to be part of the walking movement
- Toolkits on how to incorporate themes of equitable communities within their work and messaging
- First-hand accounts from professionals in the field on how to use these tools effectively and persuasively