In 2021, frontline communities are fighting against the business-as-usual expansion of highways and organizing to build a more equitable transportation system in Washington.
This story isn’t new.
In the 1950s, transportation planners in Seattle were intent on building the densest network of freeways in the world. The plan would have displaced thousands, especially people of color and low-income people. Over the next two decades, a broad-based coalition of communities, that came to be known as the Seattle freeway revolt, created a movement that managed to halt construction of two major highways, downsize another, and saved homes, shorelines, businesses, and parks. We honor and continue their struggle today.
Join us for a screening of Ramps to Nowhere, a film about the successful fight against highway expansion that would have torn apart neighborhoods throughout Seattle, especially the Central District and Montlake. Afterwards, join a discussion with people who were a part of that struggle, and those who continue this vital work today.
Larry Gossett (Founding Member of Seattle Black Panther Party)
Na'eem Shareef (Original Member of Seattle Black Panther Party
Sol Dressa (Move Redmond)
Minda Martin (Director)
Moderator: TraeAnna Holiday- King County Equity Now
Hosted by: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Front and Centered, Disability Rights Washington, 350 Seattle, and the Social Justice Film Institute.