“Crash not accident”! Why language matters when we talk about safety

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The word "accident" is often used to describe crashes that kill or injure cyclists. However, the word "accident" erases the many political and social choices which caused the crash. This workshop will discuss some of the strategies that Ghost Bikes Montreal has used to challenge the problematic discourse about road safety in Montreal. Participants will be encouraged to share their strategies about how to use language to create change! 

La palabra "accidente" se usa a menudo para describir choques que matan o hieren a los ciclistas. Sin embargo, la palabra "accidente" borra las muchas decisiones políticas y sociales que causaron el choque. Este taller discutirá algunas de las estrategias que Ghost Bikes Montreal ha utilizado para desafiar el problemático discurso sobre la seguridad vial en Montreal. ¡Se animará a los participantes a compartir sus estrategias sobre cómo usar el lenguaje para crear cambios!





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