Structural Racism and Transportation Policy: The Road Ahead

via Zoom

Race and transportation have been inextricably linked since the first slave ship crossed the Americas. As our nation continues to grapple with institutional racism, the inequities of transportation policies must be at the center.

We use as a case study the defunct Baltimore Red Line project, a proposed 14-mile, east-west transit line that would have linked Baltimore’s predominantly Black west-side communities to downtown and southeast neighborhoods, better jobs, and would have created a truly connected mass transit system for the city.

This topic will be explored by our panelists: UB Law alumnus Henry Greenidge, J.D. ’10, a Fellow-In-Residence at the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, where he studies the intersection of transportation policy with poverty, race and class; Ajmel Quereshi, senior counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and director of the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law; and Seema Iyer, director of the Real Estate and Economic Development (REED) program in the UB Merrick School of Business (MSB), and associate director for the Jacob France Institute, MSB’s economic research center.

Moderating the discussion will be Audrey McFarlane, Associate Dean of Faculty Research & Development and Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law at UB Law.

The public is welcome to attend. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing here within 24 hours of the event.

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