TRB Webinar: Systemic Inequality in the Airport Industry—Exploring the Racial Divide

This webinar was posted on 08/24/2023

September 27, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

In 2022, TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) hosted a two-day event to expand participants’ understanding of the challenges posed by systemic racism in the aviation industry, why it matters, actions we can collectively take to create solutions, and future research ideas for ACRP on this subject. TRB hosted a webinar on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that served as a follow-on to this event, providing participants with the opportunity to hear key takeaways and insights from some of the speakers.  

This webinar was based on ACRP Insight Event: Systemic Inequalities in the Airport Industry: Exploring the Racial Divide held April 12-13, 2022.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.

The slides and recording are available.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Perspectives on inequality – Yvette Rose, Cargo Airline Association

  2. Perspectives on inequality – Eboni Wimbush, AMAC

  3. Economic impacts of systemic inequality – Breann Preston, Port of Portland

  4. Question and answer session moderated by Amber Woodburn McNair, Ohio State University

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  1. Develop a shared understanding of systemic inequality and explore the economic, social, moral, and risk impacts of racism in aviation industry

  2. Takeaway key insights from the ACRP event

  3. Use strategies to collectively transform the aviation industry into one that is more equal and inclusive


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provided 1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attended this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact