Watch 2022 Webinar Series from 1K Friends #7 – Make Way for Pedestrians!
Get ready for Pedestrian Safety Month in October! Whether your primary form of transportation is a car, a bicycle, or a bus, one thing we have in common is that we are ALL pedestrians. Pedestrian Safety Month is a great time to evaluate the pedestrian networks where you live and advocate for better sidewalks, crosswalks, curb cuts, and more. Join us for a webinar on September 7, 2022 from 12-1pm. Presenters Denise Jess of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired and Cassie Steiner-Bouxa of the Sierra Club – Wisconsin Chapter will share best practices for pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and effective strategies for advocating at the local level.
Be sure to check out the other webinars in the series.
Executive Director, Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Denise advocates for the rights of Wisconsin’s nearly 2 million non-drivers. Denise, who is legally blind, knows the everyday challenges faced by those who cannot or choose not to drive. She advocates at the national, state and local levels, including serving as co-chair on the WI Non-Driver Advisory Committee, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center’s Collaboration Advisory Committee and the City of Madison Transportation Commission and is a leader with the WI Disability Vote Coalition.
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Senior Campaign Coordinator, Sierra Club Wisconsin Chapter
Cassie staffs volunteer teams working on priority issue campaigns including public lands access, equitable transportation and the beyond coal campaign. They support volunteers and members of the public in engaging in decision-making processes and grassroots activism, public education, and policy change. Cassie has a degree in International Studies with an emphasis in Public Diplomacy and minors in Spanish and Peace and Social Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.