It’s been such a long, miserable year. But throughout the pandemic and wildfires and our ongoing reckoning with white supremacy, the No More Freeways campaign to stop ODOT’s $800 million Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion in the backyard of Harriet Tubman Middle School has continued to grow and successfully shoot spitballs at this agency and this proposed expansion. With the weather getting warming and many of our friends and relatives getting vaccinated, we’re hoping to gather NMF community partners (outdoors, masked, socially distant!) to share some exciting news with you and talk about our next steps to stop this wretched freeway expansion
This week, No More Freeways joined the Eliot Neighborhood Association and Neighbors for Clean Air to file a complaint and challenge ODOT’s freeway expansion in a court of law.
This is big news! We’re so excited about our lawsuit, which is garnering headlines both locally and nationally.
Help us celebrate our lawsuit by coming to our rally and helping demand cleaner air, climate justice, and a full Environmental Impact Statement.
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, April 9th
Speakers to begin around 5:40pm
Harriet Tubman Middle School – Meet at the intersection of N Flint Avenue and N Page Street
2231 N Flint Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(Accessible via 4, 17, 24, 44, Bus Lanes; Eastside Streetcar)
Sharona Shnayder, co-founder, Tuesdays for Trash, Youth Climate Justice Organizer
Adah Crandall and Malina Yuen, former students at Harriet Tubman Middle School, members of the Tubman Environmental Justice Club
Izzy Armenta, Transportation Justice and Communications Manager, Oregon Walks
Tori Heroux, Program Director, Neighbors for Clean Air
Aaron Brown, rabblerouser, No More Freeways
Joe Cortright, City Observatory
Gerald Scrutchions, former Tubman teacher, current Grant HS Environmental Justice Club advisor
Allan Rudwick, Co-Chair, Eliot Neighborhood Association
Our pals at Snack Bloc PDX will be providing food.
Our co-hosts Sunrise PDX will be hosting a postcard writing station for you to contact your elected officials to demand they push ODOT to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement, as our lawsuit pushes for. There will also be a participatory art project.
You can RSVP to this event and invite your friends on Facebook.
You can also share an infographic about our event from NMF’s instagram account.
Follow along on twitter with the hashtag #TubmanRally.
We have secured ASL translation for this event thanks to our friends at Fingers Crossed Interpreting.
Our event will be held outdoors, and we will be requiring masks for attendance and enforcing the practice of social distancing.
This event will be livestreamed on this page for people who wish to attend while watching from home.