August 2020 Meetings and Events

In addition to the peer support services listed here, GWU Hospital will host an August support meeting. There is no cross-country FSS chapter meeting in August; however, we will next meet on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:30pm eastern. Details forthcoming.

GWU Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group

Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm eastern

This virtual meeting hosted by the George Washington University Hospital is open to all trauma survivors, family members and loved ones. It is a space where people can connect with other people who have experienced similar circumstances.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] for more information. Meeting information to be sent to attendees closer to the meeting date.

These events may be of interest to people impacted by traffic violence.

Webinar: Restorative Justice Strategies for Safe Streets

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm eastern

Please join the Vision Zero Network and Families for Safe Streets New York to learn about innovative approaches to driving-related offenses that seek to increase awareness, prevention and meaningful accountability using a restorative justice framework. We will be joined by Amanda Berman, Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, who oversees the Center for Court Innovation’s Driver Accountability Program. Started in Brooklyn, the program has now expanded to other parts of NYC with the support of the NYC City Council, and in collaboration with Transportation Alternatives & Families for Safe Streets, who will also share their experiences on this 1-hour webinar. We will also hear from NYC Council Member Brad Lander, a longtime champion of the program and of the Reckless Driver Accountability Act, now referred to as the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Law. Restorative justice approaches can offer a promising and proportionate alternative to traditional justice system responses, while reducing systemic harm and improving road safety.

Attendees must register through the Vision Zero Network to receive log-in details. All FSS members are welcome to register using the code FREE. Please feel free to share the Facebook event.

Webinar: What will the future of Vision Zero look like?

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 6:00pm eastern

The DC Council is set to pass a transformative vision zero bill this Fall, with the goal of ending traffic fatalities in DC. Is it possible to achieve vision zero without police enforcement? What does an equitable vision zero look like? Join us for a discussion hosted by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association on what a just and equitable vision zero looks like for the future of Washington, DC.

Attendees must register through WABA to receive log-in details. Event details here.