Downtown On the Go (DOTG), a transportation advocate and resource for Downtown Tacoma, is inviting local residents to attend its upcoming virtual event “Friday Forum: Can Street Safety be Anti-Racist?”

The free event is scheduled for Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. The Parametri-sponsored event will explore what contributes to real and perceived safety in public spaces, focusing on how race informs safety, why, and a few ideas of steps to address racism in public space safety.

Panelists include:

  • Liz Kaster, Senior Planner and Active Transportation Coordinator, City of Tacoma (Public Works Dept.)
  • Isha Hussein, Youth Organizer, The People’s Assembly
  • Naomi Smith, Attorney at Law, Lawyers Against Systemic Racism, Advocacy Committee Co-chair
  • Tanisha Jumper, City of Tacoma (moderator)

Click here to register in advance. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Listen to a recording of the forum and hear a follow-up discussion on Channel 253’s Crossing Division podcast, or catch it on TV Tacoma.

Save the date for DOTG’s final Friday Forum discussion on March 26 titled “Breaking the Urban Bubble: Race & Transportation Policy in Pierce County and Tacoma.”