Reclaiming Transit Freedom

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Co-Hosted by Movement Generation & ACCE (Association of Californians for Community Empowerment)

Saturday June 8, 10am-4pm East Side Arts Alliance. This is a 5 min bike ride or 20 min walk from Fruitvale BART, or on the 1 & 1R bus lines

Access to and freedom of mobility is a major part of what makes a community truly resilient. In order to get to the places where our families work, learn, play and pray people need to have transportation that is affordable and accessible.  Unfortunately, most metropolitan transportation systems are designed in a way that discriminate against poor people and communities of color.  We must fight for transit freedom as a critical right and needed service for our communities in a way that decreases our dependence on fossil-fuel powered individual vehicles, and challenges the Transit authorities to transform our transit systems to be ecologically smart and racially and economically just.

In this day-long training we will learn about the racial and economic inequities built into the Bay Area’s public transit system as well as current social justice campaigns working to reclaim public transit for our communities. We will also highlight the movement for building, fixing and riding bikes as one mode of transportation that can provide free, ecological and self-reliant transportation for many folks in our communities, both young and adult. There will be a skill-share on basic bike maintenance and rider safety with instructors from the Bikery and Bikes 4 Life, two people-of-color-led bike cooperatives in Oakland.

 

 

Earth Skills Trainings are FREE
and open to the public. 
Donations are encouraged, but not required.

  

Childcare & translation available upon request!  

   

For more information & to RSVP by Mon June 3,

please contact Carla M. Pérez at:

510.649.1475 orcarla@movementgeneration.org