Contact: Barbara Herron, 410-732-9564
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON JUNE 20 TO ADDRESS
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, TITLE VI AND TRANSPORTATION
|BALTIMORE (June 7, 2013) - What is Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act? Who is protected by it? What is environmental justice? How does it relate to transportation and planning? How can you address concerns in your community?|
On Thursday, June 20, from 6 - 8 p.m., the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) will host a workshop for local residents, community leaders, organizations and colleagues to dialogue and learn more about these important issues.
Co-sponsors of the workshop include:
- The Citizens Advisory Committee of the BRTB
- Baltimore City Department of Transportation - Red Line Office
- Citizens Planning and Housing Association
- Environmental Justice Partnership
- Maryland Transit Administration
- The Opportunity Collaborative
- Transportation Advocates of Howard County
Registration and an informational fair will begin at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will run from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act banned discrimination in any program or activity receiving federal funds. An Executive Order in 1994 mandated that each federal agency achieve environmental justice by ensuring that its programs, policies and activities would not have disproportionately adverse effects on minority and low-income populations.
Speakers will include Mr. Mohamed Dumbuya and Ms. Jocelyn Jones from the Federal Highway Administration, members of the EJ Partnership, The Opportunity Collaborative, and other co-sponsoring agencies.
The workshop will take place at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, in the Locust Point section of Baltimore City. BMC is accessible from both Key Highway and Fort Avenue, and can be reached via the #1 MTA bus line or Banner Route of the Charm City Circulator.
For more information and to pre-register, visit www.baltometro.org.