Ramps To Nowhere

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6:00 PM, Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join a film screening and community conversation about the successful fight against highway expansion that would have torn apart neighborhoods in Central Seattle. And stay for a panel discussion with people who were a part of that struggle, and those who continue the work today.

Film Description:
In the 1950s, the plan for Seattle was to build the densest network of freeways in the world. It would have displaced thousands, especially the poor and people of color. Over the next two decades a broad-based coalition of communities came together and stopped a majority of freeways going through their city. Testimonies from 50 years ago are juxtaposed with interviews of the activists who participated in the freeway revolt giving a picture of what Seattle could have been had the people not stood up to the Highway Lobby and their representatives.

Panel Description:
Panelists: Larry Gossett, Na’eem Shareef, Sol Dressa (Move Redmond), and Minda Martin (Director)
Moderator: TraeAnna Holiday- King County Equity Now

RSVP (free) for tickets: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QWSYlBq1RnuhgbhLuVqp2Q

Hosted by: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Front and Centered, Disability Rights Washington, 350 Seattle, and the Social Justice Film Institute.

Special Guests: Panelists: Larry Gossett, Na'eem Shareef, Sol Dressa (Move Redmond), and Minda Martin (Director); Moderator: TraeAnna Holiday- King County Equity Now

Sponsors: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Front and Centered, Disability Rights Washington, 350 Seattle, and the Social Justice Film Institute.

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 65 min

Director: Minda Martin

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  1. Butch
    #1 Butch 9 November, 2021, 22:12

    Yeah, we “Lesser Seattle Luddites” stopped the Montlake construction project. What was was left became home to many swallows. Now Biden comes along with his bridges & highways bill. At least Seattle is closing off streets for only local car access (in Lake City). But where is the bike-safe no-car paths? Road sharing paths with cars is not enough.

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