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July and August 2020 Webinars

America Walks is excited to continue our webinar programming with these upcoming webinars. Full speaker information and additional materials will be updated closer to the broadcast. All webinars offer closed captioning.

Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry (August 5th)

Join America Walks for a conversation with Andre M. Perry about his book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Dr. Perry gives an overview of five Black Majority cities and provides detailed analysis of how the assets and strengths of these places have been devalued. The book is both research and memoir. As we look for ways to address structural racism in community design, knowing and valuing the strengths and assets of black communities is essential. Dr. Perry provides a frame for doing just that. Learn more and register by clicking here. 

Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country series, focused on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (August 12th)

In the United States, Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violence than any other demographic. One in three Native women is sexually assaulted during her life, 67% of these attacks are perpetrated by non-Natives, and many of the abductions take place when the victim is walking along a highway.  The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls epidemic impacts First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in Canada, as well as Native Americans.

Webinar participants will learn how the dark history of colonialization, complex jurisdictional issues, and racialized indifference have created the circumstances in which these crimes are regularly perpetrated and rarely prosecuted.  Panelists will include civil rights advocates, practitioners, and researchers, as well as U.S. Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-1), who introduced federal legislation last year to address this “silent crisis,” and author Jessica McDiarmid, who documented numerous personal stories in her book, “Highway of Tears.”

Audience members who are unfamiliar with Indigenous culture and governance are encouraged to review the first webinar in the series (Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety, broadcast on June 23rd, 2020) and the recommended reading materials. Learn more and register by clicking here.