People-Powered Public Transit: Ballot Launch
SATURDAY, February 29, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Enoch PRATT Library, 1303 Orleans ST,
Baltimore, MD 21231
(FREE parking in lot, ADA accessible, frequent public transit)
In celebration of outcome of Claudette Colvin’s arrest, join BTEC for the launch of the Baltimore Regional Transit Authority Ballot Initiative.
Claudette was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 on March 2nd for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus. A couple days before anniversary of her arrest, we will gather to hear stories from transit-dependent people today, and learn how a Regional Transit Authority can create an accessible, efficient, multi-modal transit system our region deserves!
There will be a collective poster exhibit, a crankie performance from visual artist Maura Dwyer, story-telling, and break-out sessions.
Breakout #1: RTA Strategy Session: How We Win: 20 mins
Facilitator: Elizabeth Engleman
Breakout #2: Organizing basics to change the ballot: 20 mins
Facilitator: Maura Dwyer
Breakout #3: Historical Context: How we got here
Faciliator: Samuel Jordan
We are featuring transit-dependent ppl with a variety of age, gender, ability, and race to share 5 minute stories about how their lives have been impacted by lack of solid public transit, or experiences with good transit systems elsewhere.
Agenda: See Link
Want to help us out the day of the event? Everyone welcome to join us! Email Maura at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by Elizabeth Engleman
BTEC Lead Organizer BRTA Ballot Initiative
cell 863 632 3075