November 2023 events

Memorial Bike Installation for Nijad Huseynov

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 5:30pm at Connecticut Ave & L Street NW

Community members and advocates from across the DC region will gather on November 1, 2023 at the site of a fatal bicycle crash to install a ghost bike. A ghost bike, also called a memorial bike, is a quiet statement in support of bicyclists’ right to safe travel. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Nijad Huseynov was hit by a driver while bicycling in DC. He died from his injuries four days later on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Nijad was a son, a friend, and a student, and he deserved the right to travel safely on DC streets. The memorial will take place rain or shine.

Read the community press release here.

FSS Quarterly Peer Mentoring Training

Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm online

FSS Peer Mentoring provides bereaved family members, those seriously injured, and their caregivers, with a connection to a volunteer peer support mentor. FSS mentors are all individuals who have been through similar experiences and are dedicated to helping others survive these life-altering tragedies. If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor – or just want to learn more about this process

Register here. FSS National will send a confirmation email with information about the training.

GW Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group

Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 6:45pm to 8:18pm via Zoom

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 the Zoom link.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Families of traffic crash victims, road safety advocates, and community members commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims with signs honoring loved ones who were killed or seriously injured due to traffic crashes. Members of the District of Columbia chapter of Families for Safe Streets will continue to install signs at 50 crash sites across all eight Wards memorializing 2023 fatal crash sites and others, as requested.

Read more details here.

Post-World Day of Remembrance Candle Lighting and Slideshow

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 8pm to 9pm eastern via Zoom

Join peers from across the country for a post-World Day of Remembrance virtual candle lighting and event slideshow. This is an opportunity to gather with peers, share our events, and light a candle for your loved one or to recognize your own injury crash.

RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

12th Annual GW Hospital Trauma Survivors Day

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 11am to noon, online and in person

Trauma Survivors Day is GW Hospital’s annual event where the Hospital invites back a few of their most severely injured patients from the year to share their story and be reunited with caregivers from the hospital and EMS. Please join the event in person or feel free to view it virtually on Facebook Live.

The in-person event will be hosted at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health at 950 New Hampshire Ave NW. The livestream event link is