Panel Discussion: The Viaduct Must Come Down

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
May 3, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

The fight to restore racial justice and equity in I-81's replacement

For years, residents of Central New York have been discussing the replacement of I-81 in Syracuse. With the release of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) imminent, it is important for the voices of those who have been directly impacted by the initial build and will be impacted in the replacement be centered in the viaduct's replacement. Join the NYCLU and experts as we discuss how to approach the DEIS, the need for a robust public comment period, and why we believe the viaduct must come down!


Jay Arzu, MPA - Transportation Equity Research Fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Lanessa Chaplin, Esq. - I-81 Project Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union

Dr. Lemir Teron, PhD - Environmental Studies Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 


Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Central New York Chapter Director, New York Civil Liberties Union


A reception with light refreshments and a cash bar will be available before the panel discussion.

This event is organized by the NYCLU Central New York Chapter.