Wed, Nov 30|
Community Screening - Biking While Black
The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is hosting a community screening and dialogue on documentary film Biking While Black directed by Yolanda Davis-Overstreet.
Time & Location
Nov 30, 2022, 6:00 PM – Dec 01, 2022, 7:30 PM
Minneapolis, 4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
About the event
Join the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Move Minneapolis, Move Minnesota, The Cultural Wellness Center and Our Streets Minneapolis for a film screening and discussion with director Yolanda Davis-Overstreet :
Biking While Black is a 2-series short documentary film centering on the daily experiences that Black lives encounter while bicycling. The first short film (9 minutes) Biking While Black: HOW SAFE ARE BLACK LIVES BICYCLING? was released in September 2021 by community organizer and mobility justice advocate, Yolanda Davis-Overstreet, and her team. And the second short (29.09 minutes) was released in September 2022 – Biking While Black: CONTINUING TO RIDE THROUGH DECRIMINALIZATION, DISENFRANCHISEMENT, AND GENTRIFICATION.
The duo-short films center around the existing mobility and racial justice issues, while uplifting Black bicyclists, catalyzing partnerships among mobility justice advocates, and thoughtfully addresses local experiences. The film’s narrative increases understanding of planning issues in Los Angeles by centering the question “How safe are Black lives while cycling?” Residents and mobility justice advocates share raw and personal experiences as well as data in this film to illustrate the deep need for planning processes rooted in racial justice.Discussion with director Yolanda Davis-Overstreet will accompany the screening. Stick around for the afterparty at Town Hall Tap.
This event will follow current CDC COVID-19 guidelines; masking is strongly encouraged. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Please be aware of comfort and risk-levels in an indoor environment.Take sustainable transportation
Ride your bike! Look for details on group rides to the screening and expanded bicycle parking.
Street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding The Parkway. There is also a small parking lot located across the street from the theater.
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