February 4 is Rosa Parks' birthday. And, since 2018, it's also Transit Equity Day, when we remember Rosa Parks' work within a large, historic movement to end discrimination, not just on Montgomery buses, but across the south and, eventually, across the whole country. That movement provides inspiration, a model, and lessons for today's work to increase access and equity in public transportation.
The AARP will host a free screening of the Peabody Award-winning film, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks at the Rivoli on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. While the film is free, you must register in advance at tinyurl.com/AARP-RosaFilm or by calling 877-926-8300. [NOTE: We were given an incorrect number originally, but this number is correct.]
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion about transit equity in La Crosse. This will be the last event of this year's local transit equity days events.
On Monday, February 5, the Labor Network for Sustainability will host a national livestream with transit advocates and professionals and elected leaders from around the country from 11 a.m. 1o 1 p.m. at their Facebook page,