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From Margins to Center: Creating Agency for People of Color in the Transportation Sector

In an effort to create agency among a constituency that has been historically underrepresented and marginalized, this session is specifically designed to hold space for—and center—the voices of people of color.

Attendees in this open forum session will have the chance to occupy space in a community with one another as they unpack and reflect upon the experience of being a person of color working in a predominantly white sector.

The goals of this session are to create a safe space for transportation officials, planners, and practitioners of color at the NACTO conference; to center, validate, and affirm the voices, experiences, and expertise of transportation practitioners of color; and to develop strategies to counter bias in the workplace as well as advance racial and economic equity in the transportation sector.

Session Format: Open Discussion