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Thursday, March 10 • 12:55pm - 1:30pm
Afternoon Keynote: Fast Talks on Activism and Vision Zero
Taking it to the streets... and to the halls of government. Behind every great policy innovation are thousands of passionate activists who dedicate themselves to the cause. These lightning talks will showcase individuals and organizations who raise their voices for justice and systemic change on the streets of Mexico City and New York and beyond. Activists and advocates share strategies for success -- and discuss how they have handled detours on the road to achieving Vision Zero.

Speakers
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Peatónito

Luchador, fighting for pedestrian rights in Mexico City, Pedestrian League and Mexico City's Vision Zero Coalition
Born and raised in the chaotic capital city of Mexico this masked "luchador" (wrestler) is a pedestrian activist superhero. Peatónito used to be a normal citizen until one day he decided to fight for the rights of the walkers. This idea came to this young man when he went to the "lucha libre" arena, the Mexicans' favourite spectacle. The next day he brought the fight from the arena to the streets. The goal: to build a city for the... Read More →
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Doug Gordon

Writer, Television Producer, BrooklynSpoke.com
Doug Gordon is a TV writer and producer whose credits include shows for PBS, ABC, History, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, and more. As a seasoned media professional, Doug has developed strategies to help advocates make the case for weaving bikes into a city's transportation fabric. Doug has presented his ideas to various conferences and organizations including the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit... Read More →
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Amy Liao

Families for Safe Streets
Amy Tam-Liao are one of the founding members of Families for Safe Streets (FSS), a group comprised of individuals who have lost a loved one in traffic or been seriously injured. FSS members turn their grief into action to prevent the suffering of others from traffic violence. Amy and her husband Hsi-Pei became activists for safer streets after learning about the miniscule consequences the driver face for the death of their 3 year old... Read More →
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Hsi-Pei Liao

Families for Safe Streets
Hsi-Pei Liao is one of the founding members of Families for Safe Streets (FSS), a group comprised of individuals who have lost a loved one in traffic or been seriously injured. FSS members turn their grief into action to prevent the suffering of others from traffic violence. Hsi-Pei and his wife Amy became activists for safer streets after learning about the miniscule consequences the driver face for the death of their 3 year old daughter... Read More →
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Bekka Wright

Illustrator, Bikeyface
Bekka Wright is writer and illustrator of the web comic Bikeyface. Through cartoons, Bikeface is a witty, entertaining, and sometimes irreverent approach to bicycling for transportation. Inspired by her daily experiences biking in and around Boston, the web comic ultimately aims to raise the profile of everyday bicycling and bring ideas to a broad audience. Bekka received her BA from Brandeis University in Painting with a minor in Creative... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:55pm - 1:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center: Rosenthal Pavilion