Forth and EVNoire are proud to present the National E-Mobility Equity Virtual Conference, exploring and facilitating real conversations around strategies and best practices for engaging diverse communities often hit worst and first by air pollution caused by transportation. Each day, the conference begins with level-setting conversations on the historical perspectives of transportation equity in America. Dr. Robert Bullard, the “father of environmental justice,” will present the opening keynote speech and session. The event will be held over two half-days to limit virtual fatigue. We will also provide networking opportunities.
The Conference will include three tracks with interactive breakout sessions:
Policies and Programs
How can we overcome specific barriers to electric mobility that face historically underserved communities?
What laws, regulations, and policies will be most effective?
How can we balance potentially competing policy objectives?
What are examples of good, equitable mobility policies?
What works, and what can we learn from our failures?
Highlighted Panel– Centering Equity in Electric Utility Programs: This panel will explore how utilities have centered equity in programs advancing transportation electrification by supporting community organizations, offering financial incentives, and increasing access to charging station infrastructure.
Panelists: Dexter Turner, Alejandra Posada, Amy Atchley, and Peter King
What economic development opportunities and jobs are being created by new transportation technologies?
How can we ensure that frontline communities have access to these opportunities?
These sessions will share current research and discuss case studies and best practices.
Highlighted Panel– Expanding Career Opportunities and Pathways in the E-Mobility Sector: Panelists will discuss how to create pathways to careers in the smart mobility industry for historically underserved communities.
Panelists: Ingrid Fish, Daniel Ferguson, Nadia Anderson, Kathleen Carson
How can frontline communities be more effectively heard and engaged in new mobility work?
How can traditionally white-led organizations develop the capacity to authentically partner with equity organizations?
These sessions will give participants a chance to strengthen their equity muscles.
Highlighted Panel– How Foundations and Others Can Invest Effectively in Community-of-Color Led Organizations Working on E-Mobility: This session will detail pathways for foundations and utilities to effectively and equitably invest in diverse organizations led by people of color.
Panelists: Nathan Wilcox, Joel Espino, Aminah Zaghab, Karen Laughlin
Find more information on panels and panelists here!
We encourage transportation, environmental, and social justice professionals and advocates to join us at the E-Mobility Equity Conference. Due to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer $75 tickets for Corporations and free tickets for NGOs, Government, and Academia. If you’re interested in supporting the National E-Mobility Equity Conference, please contact us and be sure to register here.