T-Talk: Transportation, Displacement, and Solutions

Building housing next to bus stops, commuter rails, trails, and other ways to get around is the best thing! But this also has a negative effect on communities: rents increase, people move out, the neighborhood is changing…

What can be done?

Organized by Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Powerful Pathways, and Urban Outdoors Association, the next T-Talk will focus on what’s happening in these communities and what got them here, how it affects Boston, and then end with community generated strategies and ways to be involved in staying in these communities. The time together will include a breakout, a community share out, and Q&A questions from the audience.


Who are the T-Talks for: The T-Talks series is for anyone who wants to learn more about transportation. Residents of Mattapan, Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Roxbury and those who identify as BIPOC are prioritized.


Facilitators and Presenters:
Leon T. Andrews Jr.
Director | Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) | National League of Cities

James Jennings, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning | Tufts University

Michelle Cook, Urban Outdoors Association (https://urbanoutdoorsassociation.com/)
Allentza Michel, Powerful Pathways (powerfulpathways.org/)
Shavel'le Olivier, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition (mattapanfoodandfit.org)

Supported by:
Brigham and Women Hospital
Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative
Transportation for Massachusetts

For more info and to register please click here.

  • February 24, 2021 at 6:30pm – 8:15pm