Parents to Improve School Transportation PIST NYC & LEAPS at Penn South – March 18th Event

Happy International Women’s Day 2023 from PIST

Contents: March 18 event; Long live Judy Heumann; 3 new resources

A- Friends of PIST are hosting us for an afternoon event on Saturday March 18 in Manhattan.

Invitation is below. Your RSVP will help us plan the setup. 

Details including transit tips are at 

Please join Parents to Improve School Transportation PIST NYC 

& LEAPS at Penn South

for a Women’s History Month & Disability Awareness/Acceptance Month 

Tribute to Fighters for Transit Equity    On Saturday, March 18, 2023   At 339 West 24th Street, Manhattan  [Penn  South Community Room 2B – Wheelchair accessible] From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Program will include:

Storyteller Thelma Thomas, Pearls of Wisdom 

on Rosa Parks and some lesser known women in history

Short film “School Bus Bill of Rights” 

+ updates from PIST youth and caregivers on the fight for equitable access to school bus service (or free Metrocards) for students of any ability or housing status. 

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation

To busy mothers & others who add their energy and skills to this fight!

MASKS are required by the venue →  Refreshments will be given “to go”

Volunteers needed for setup, food prep, and cleanup

Childcare provided nearby if requested by deadline: Tuesday March 14


B- We join the Disability Rights movement in showing our respects to late activist and organizer Judith Heumann, who passed away just days ago. Read statement from her family at 

C- Recent resources that only some of you have received:

1. What if the school bus does not show up? (English) – information we have gathered  about Transportation Reimbursement & Prepaid Rideshare

2. School Transportation from Temporary Housing (English & Spanish)

3. Full video of our Feb. 4 2023 Transit Equity Day Community Panel in the Bronx is at our youtube channel 

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