NABSA to Host a Workshop Discussing Racial Inequity in the Shared Micromobility Industry

MUSE, a Chicago-based urban planning and public engagement firm, will facilitate the interactive guided discussion

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered during an arrest, sparking nationwide outrage and public action to combat the chronic racial inequity in our country. NABSA, like many others, is reflecting on our practices and looking for ways to improve not only ourselves but the shared micromobility industry as a whole. We believe the path forward demands action and accountability.

We’re excited to announce that we will host a two-part workshop series to explore and help eliminate racial inequity in the shared micromobility industry. Part one will take place on August 25 from 2-4 PM EST. The interactive guided discussion will address how harmful institutional isms, bias, and inequity show up in the shared micromobility space. Participants will be pushed to examine how their work may perpetuate harmful norms and how they can pivot using their power and privilege to make their work more inclusive and equitable.

Part one is open to members only. We’re limiting the number of participants to 60 to make sure the workshop is impactful and meaningful. Please only register if you know you will attend and participate. A recording of the workshop will be available at a later time. Part two of the series will take place during our annual conference and is open to all conference attendees.

Our goal for the series is to come up with actionable next steps for NABSA and our members and determine a set of metrics that will hold the industry accountable. We understand that change will not happen overnight, but we are committed to leading the industry in a direction that celebrates and amplifies what makes us unique.

Learn about our facilitator here.