- Wednesday, July 13, 2022
- 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
"Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America:" - The pedestrian safety crisis in America: Why it's happening and what we can do about it with author Angie Schmitt. Online-only lecture.
More than 6,000 pedestrians are getting killed every year on American streets, representing an enormous 50 percent increase from the first part of the decade. Angie Schmitt, the author of the new book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths in America will talk about the social trends that are putting people at risk. And why fundamentally, it is a problem of systematic, structural inequality.
About our speaker
Angie Schmitt is one of the country's best-known writers on the topic of sustainable transportation. She was the longtime national editor at Streetsblog. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic and NPR. She is the founder of the new firm 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a small Cleveland-based firm which is focused on pedestrian safety. Her book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America was published in 2020 by Island Press.
About the January Series
The January Series is a FREE 15-day lecture series that takes place each year at Calvin University and aims to cultivate deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world.
» January Series in July is NEW! We are releasing three online-only lectures in July as an additional gift to you!
How to watch this lecture
This lecture will be available starting on July 13 at 12:30 p.m. EST.