This post was updated on November 12, 2020 to list the events being hosted by Families for Safe Streets.
Please join Families for Safe Streets in commemorating World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Together, as those who have been personally impacted by crashes, we will join street safety organizations, community members, faith leaders, elected officials, and dignitaries from across the country and globe to REMEMBER, SUPPORT, and ACT.
2020 marks 25 years of commemorating this event, and 15 years since it was recognized by the United Nations. Each year, 1.35 million people are killed around the world in traffic crashes. Over 100 Americans are killed every single day and millions more are injured each year.
World Day of Remembrance 2020 Events
Families for Safe Streets chapters across the country are offering a range of events both on Sunday, November 15 and in the week leading up to it. Together we can amplify the heartbreaking cost of traffic crashes and the urgent need for change.
In addition to the below events, FSS members across the country are working to share their stories either through writing or by recorded video. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact us to get connected. More information will be posted on www.WorldDayOfRemembranceFSS.org when available.
Faith Leader Forum / Sermon for Safe Streets Training
Monday, November 9 at 1:00pm eastern
A virtual training to help faith leaders use their pulpits, prayers and programming to memorialize those who’ve been killed in local neighborhoods – and to remind communities that we are all responsible for each other and must slow down, pay attention and support solutions that save lives. RSVP here and download the faith leader information kit at www.SermonsForSafeStreets.org.
Twitter for Safe Streets Tutorial
Monday, November 9 at 4:00pm eastern
Twitter can be a powerful tool for advancing our grassroots organizing online. Join us for this tutorial to review the basics and make sure you’re in good shape to participate in our World Day of Remembrance Twitter Town Hall and other advocacy work. RSVP here.
Twitter Town Hall
Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00pm eastern
Join us on Twitter to call attention to the epidemic of traffic violence and its known solutions. #EndTrafficViolence #SpeedKills #WDoR2020
Creating Found Object Mandalas
Thursday, November 12 at 7:30pm eastern
Join art psychotherapist and NYC FSS founding member, Debbie Marks Kahn, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT in creating Found Object Mandalas using a meditative practice to remember and honor those we’ve lost and those who’ve been injured in crashes. No experience necessary. RSVP here.
UPDATED: World Day of Remembrance in Washington, DC
Now through November 15
In lieu of an in-person gathering, the DC chapter has created a virtual bulletin board. We invite you to post a message to remember and honor your and your loved ones’ experience. Please feel free to contribute regardless of when or where your crash occurred, whether your experience was recent or many years ago, in DC or elsewhere. Click here to read more or to access the bulletin board directly.
Candle Lighting Vigil
Sunday, November 15 at 8:00pm eastern
Those who have been personally impacted by crashes will join together for a virtual candle lighting. RSVP here.