WMATA Metrobuses in Ballston by BeyondDC licensed under Creative Commons.

It’s a catch-22. The pandemic and the ensuing economic depression have pressed transportation agencies to reduce services. Meanwhile, in order to bring about a recovery, more infrastructure spending may be needed to boost a faltering economy. The Eno Center for Transportation is hosting a webinar to discuss the gap between addressing a public health emergency and planning and spending efforts on tranportation.

Panelists will include: Rodney Slater, a partner with Squire Patton Boggs; Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer at Los Angeles County Metro; Alan Pisarski, and independent consultant; Jeffrey Reed, President and CEO of Basic Resources, Inc. and VSS International; and Robert Puentes, President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation.

The conversation begins at 1:25 pm, Wednesday September 16. Click here to register.

Thursday, September 17

How will Black tourism move forward?: How has the Black and Brown hospitality industry been affected post COVID-19 and George Floyd? The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) will present its 7th Annual “State of Black Tourism” event in partnership with the National Press Club. This virtual event will be from 9:45 am to 11:45 am, Thursday. Click here for information on this event, and to register.

Friday, September 18

How do we build equitable cities?: Howard University and Quinnipiac University are hosting a virtual event on called, “From Go-Go Chocolate Enclaves to Uber-Latte Neighborhoods: Aesthetics of Race, Place & Urban Redevelopment in the Capital City.” This conversation explores the “aesthetics of race, place, public safety & urban redevelopment in the Capital City.” This webinar is part of a three part series. Join the conversation 6:30 – 8 pm, Friday. Click here for more information.

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Wednesday, September 23

DC was the first predominantly Black City in the nation. What happened?: Join Dr. Willow Lung-Amam as she unpacks the long history and current trends of racialized urban design. See how designers have played a part in creating an unequal region, and learn how designers and you can be “part of undoing those systems through policy, practice, and advocacy.” The conversation begins at 6 pm. There is a $10 for this event. Register here.

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George Kevin Jordan is GGWash’s Managing Editor. He is a proud resident of Hillcrest in DC’s Ward 7. He was born and raised in Milwaukee and has written for many publications, most recently the AFRO and about HIV/AIDS issues for TheBody.com.



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