Reminder: Tomorrow is NYers for Safe Transit Meeting

TakeBackPublicTransitJune8EventNYCNew Yorkers for Safe Transit Presents…

Taking Back Public Transit: Ending Violence On Board
Mon., June 8th, 7 p.m.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St. (btwn. Bank & Bethune), NY
light refreshments will be served

You shouldn’t have to compromise your safety and well-being to simply get across town. Unfortunately, many New Yorkers do. Harassment and even violent attacks are happening on subways and at station platforms across the five boroughs.

That’s why New Yorkers for Safe Transit is bringing people together to put a stop to the violence.  Join Cate Contino, Straphangers Campaign; Emily May, HollaBack NYC; Mya Vasquez, TransJustice; and Veronica Tirado, Safe Outside the System, for a frank discussion about how to address violence and harassment, the issues riders are facing, and how to make effective change. All are welcome to share their own experiences and expertise that we can transform into action.

For more information on this event please visit
http://www.facebook.com/l/;http://rightrides.org/templates/programs.php?page=safety_mtgs

To RSVP for this event please email newyorkersforsafetransit@http://www.facebook.com/l/;gmail.com or call http://www.facebook.com/l/;718.522.0822.

Event is free, but donations of $10 per person are appreciated to help further this movement.

New Yorkers for Safe Transit is a coalition of organizations and advocates dedicated to eliminating harassment and assaults particularly gender- or discrimination-based on public transportation in New York City. The coalition focuses on raising public awareness, community building, and facilitating changes that ensure New Yorkers can get from one location to another safely and securely.

(The above text is reprinted from Friends of RightRides Facebook message)

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