Last weekend, MYD teamed up with New Yorkers for Safe Transit, a coalition of community-based organizations working to eliminate gender and discrimination based violence, including harassment and assault, on the New York City transit system.
In a service project co-sponsored by the Women’s Issues Committee and Transportation Committee, MYD volunteers hit the subway and bus stops in East Harlem to talk to riders and collect surveys on transit safety, personal experiences about harassment and assault and what should be done about it.
The results from the surveys will help New Yorkers for Safe Transit analyze the types of harassment and violence in our transit system, raise awareness about the issues and improve advocacy efforts.
The surveys are available until June 15th — and there is more work to be done. New Yorkers for Safe Transit is making great strides towards their goal of 2000 surveys but is not there yet. If you’d like to share your stories and views or get involved in the campaign, you can take the survey here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Share far and wide (within NYC)!
Want to get involved? Join the Women’s Issues and Transportation Committees! Check the MYD calendar for upcoming meetings and events. Join the Community Service email group! If you’re interested in volunteering, would like to share ideas about service projects or would like to lead one, shoot me an email at email@example.com.