2020 has brought into sharp focus the importance of having honest and tough conversations about race, class and diversity. Black Lives Matter and the corresponding global support for dealing decisively with generations of oppression, lack of dignity, and ongoing injustice and inequality means that we can no longer continue with business as usual. This session will engage participants through a discussion and analysis of the impacts of race, class and inequality in our mobility decision-making paradigms.
In this workshop participants will:
- Navigate discomfort and engage one another on the topics of race, class and inequality, within the framework of mobility justice.
- Become more conscious in their practice of deliberately addressing issues of social justice in mobility planning.
- Discuss solutions to mitigate racism and bias in decision making, institutional cultures and individual mindsets that impact functions of cities and shape their socio-spatial landscapes.
Trainer - Noluthando Mthimkulu, Urban Planner, Johannesburg, South Africa