Former Ontario Active School Travel School Travel Planning Facilitator Armi de Francia, and Region of Peel Active Transportation Planner, Erica Duque joined over 100 mobility equity advocates from across the United States for the third annual Untokening Conference. Held in Detroit on 11 November 2018, the conference brought attention to the need for intersectionality in sustainable transportation discussions, with a strong focus on transit justice and disability rights.
The Untokening is a multi-racial collective that works towards addressing mobility justice and equity by focusing on the lived experiences of marginalized communities. Distinct from other conferences and events, the Untokening Detroit Conference provided space for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) mobility advocates to share their stories and discuss their work.
The day-long event included workshops providing insight on inclusive, accessible, and effective community engagement. Learn more here: http://www.untokening.org/events/.