Baltimore Transit Equity Solidarity Day is an event that will be held on the 64th anniversary of the victory of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1956. Join us for a Day of Action including a virtual rally featuring honored invited guests Ms. Claudette Colvin, the first person arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person on public transit and Attorney Fred Gray, who litigated the Boycott in the US Supreme Court. The Montgomery Bus Boycott is still the most iconic example of a victory by Black essential workers and communities of color against racist public transportation policies.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate and thank essential workers – many of whom are employed by our public transportation system or are reliant on its vital services and to discuss how we can work together to end structural racism in our transit policy. The event will feature a petition in support of a Baltimore regional transportation authority (BRTA), the best path to expand Baltimore’s public transportation system including the completion of the Red Line light rail and other key transit projects.
Photo Credit: Maura Dwyer
This event is sponsored by:
Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition, Showing up for Racial Justice Baltimore, Maryland Sierra Club, Sunrise Movement Baltimore, Lyndhurst Community Association, NAACP Maryland State Conference, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, Community Development Network of Maryland, Baltimore Area Transit Association, Labor Network for Sustainability, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Indivisible Howard County, Progressive Maryland, Ji’Aire’s Workgroup /Black By Nature, 1199SEIU UHE, and Bikemore.