October 19-21, 2023
America Walks is hosting the first ever Freeway Fighters Grassroots Summit October 19-21, 2023 in Cincinnati, OH.
The Freeway Fighters Grassroots Summit is an opportunity to meet fellow advocates, share experiences, and collectively develop strategies that convince federal, state, and local governments to end policies supporting highways that damage communities.
Thursday, October 19th
Morlein Lager House (115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH)
Friday, October 20th
Venue: Trinity Episcopal Church (326 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY)
Welcome and Introductions
Session 1: Crafting a Narrative for Your Freeway Fighting Campaign
Lunch at Trinity Episcopal Church
Session 2: Policy and Legal Levers for Freeway Fighting
Session 3: Organizing Your Freeway Fight (Volunteers, Engagement, Supporters)
Cooldown: Two-minute rants!
Dinner at Trinity Episcopal Church
Socializing out and about in downtown Covington
Saturday, October 21st
Venue: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH)
Session 4: How to Build, Grow, and Fund Your Freeway Fighting Organization
Wrap-Up: Developing a National Strategy Together
Lunch at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The Freeway Fighters Grassroots Summit has two primary venues: the Trinity Episcopal Church for Friday, October 20th (326 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY) and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for Saturday, October 21st (50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH).
The AC Hotel Cincinnati at the Banks (135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH) is the Summit’s recommended hotel. The hotel is a 22-minute walk/15-minute transit ride/7-minute bike ride/5-minute car ride from the Trinity Episcopal Church and a 4-minute walk from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It is right across the street from the Morlein Lager House, the Thursday evening Welcoming Reception venue.
Logistics Getting to and from Cincinnati
We recommend attendees arrive in the afternoon or evening of Thursday, October 19th, in time for the Welcoming Reception that runs 5:30-8:30pm at the Morlein Lager House.
We recommend attendees depart in the late afternoon or evening of Saturday, October 21st, after our Saturday programming wraps up at 1:00pm.