StreetsblogMASS is excited to share the next title in its book club: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, by former StreetsblogUSA editor Angie Schmitt.
Schmitt’s book investigates how pedestrian deaths have increased by 50 percent in the past decade, and how the nation's persistent patterns of racism and economic inequality play into this under-reported public health crisis.
This event is co-hosted by WalkBoston, a 501c3 nonprofit pedestrian advocacy organization that makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities.
StreetsblogMASS editor Christian MilNeil will host an online discussion with the author in January. To participate:
- Get a copy of the book! You can support a local bookstore by ordering directly from Frugal Bookstore (Nubian Square) or Trident Booksellers (Back Bay); or use bookshop.org to order from Papercuts (JP), Brookline Booksmith (Coolidge Corner), MIT Press (Kendall Square), or Harvard Bookstore (Harvard Square); or call another local bookstore near you to order. If cost is an issue, you can also order directly from the publisher and use the promo code "SCHMITT" to get a 20% discount. Please note: If you ship via Media Mail, allow about 7 days from order to arrival at your door.
- RSVP for the online discussion on Wednesday, January 13 – the event is free, but a suggested donation of $20 will help support WalkBoston and the ongoing journalism of StreetsblogMASS.
- As the event approaches, you will receive a link to the online event and instructions for how you can participate in the discussion.
For more info and to register please click here.
- January 13, 2021 at 7:30pm – 9pm