Below are support meetings happening in March 2021, in addition to the peer support services listed here.
FSS NY’s Injury Support Community: Healing Modalities for Post Crash Body and Mindy
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5pm eastern
If you’ve been injured in a crash, you know all too well the toll it can take on your mind, body and spirit. Join us for this opportunity to come together with other crash survivors to explore innovative modalities for healing. We will be joined by NYC crash survivor and CranioSacral therapist Elizabeth DeLaBarre, RSMT for an informative presentation and group discussion.
When we have a trauma, physical and emotional experiences can become held in our tissues. Similar to a magnet, these areas of restriction place a drag on our system and can lead to inefficient movement patterns over time. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive way to support the body to release areas of constriction and return to its naturally mobile state.
Memorial for Armando Martinez-Ramos
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 5:30pm eastern in Brookland
A memorial will be held for Armando Martinez-Ramos, who was killed by a driver on March 1, 2021 at 10th St & Michigan Ave NE. The masked and socially distant memorial will call on the District prioritize people instead of cars on Michigan Ave, the DC Office of Unified Communications to operate more efficiently, and install a ghost bike in memory of Mr. Martinez-Ramos.
More information available on the Facebook invite.
GWU Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group
Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8pm
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] gmail.com for more information.
These events may be of interest to people impacted by traffic violence.
Provide input for DDOT’s Near Northwest Safety and Mobility Study
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:30pm eastern (in English); 7pm eastern (en Español)
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host it’s second public workshop to gather community input and discuss ideas about the upcoming Near Northwest III Safety and Mobility Study. The study focuses on easily implementable short-term recommendations to improve safety and access for Logan Circle, Shaw, Howard U, Cardozo, U Street, Columbia Heights, and Mount Pleasant and other neighborhoods in northwest DC.
This meeting will:
- Build on the first meeting hosted on February 16, 2021 to explain the project prioritization process.
- Identify 40 project locations within the study area for possible quick-build, safety improvements.
- Finalize the locations of the 10 projects to be implemented during the study.
Tell the DC Council what transportation should like like after the pandemic
Public roundtable on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12pm, but testimony is accepted now through Tuesday, April 6, 2021
The Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a public roundtable on transportation in the District after the pandemic. The purpose of the roundtable is for the Committee to hear from the community and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) about what transportation initiatives that began during the pandemic should continue. Topics of discussion will include streateries, bus-only lanes, slow streets, and whether to ask the National Park Service to permanently close Beach Drive to cars.
The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written or voicemail testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. The record will close at the end of the business day on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Tell DDOT to prioritize safe streets in its moveDC survey
Now through Wednesday March 31, 2021
moveDC is the long-range transportation plan for the District of Columbia and establishes goals, policies, strategies and metrics for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to invest in transportation facilities and programs that address the future needs of Washingtonians across all eight wards. DDOT is seeking input from all residents to ensure that our long-range plan reflects our needs and priorities.
DDOT has created a survey that needs your input on strategies to advance the plan’s goals. The survey can be taken online at www.WeMoveDC.org or by telephone (call 202-599-7371 to request a call back from DDOT staff). The survey will be open through Wednesday, March 31, 2021.