What are you doing on Friday for lunch? Up for a chat?
This fall, LMB and Roots to Rise are offering a FREE virtual discussion series that includes four 1 hour “lunch and learn” sessions. You can sign up for one, or for the whole series. The LMB Bike ‘n Banter series has been curated to share and explore diversity, equity and inclusion and how it applies to the cycling community in Michigan.
Session 1: Cycling History and DEI Basics, September 16, noon to 1 p.m.
In the first session we will discuss Cycling History & DEI Basics. We will explore cycling history and how discrimination has been embedded in the industry for decades. We will define bias and stereotypes, and take a look inward at our own. These can be difficult conversations, so we encourage you to attend with an open mind, curiosity and questions.
Session 2: Policy and Infrastructure, September 30, noon to 1 p.m.
In the second session we will discuss Policy & Infrastructure. We will learn our rights on the road as cyclists, and discuss bike lanes and cycling infrastructure. We will also explore the challenges of riding while black and how policing and enforcement affect riders. These can be difficult conversations, so we encourage you to attend with an open mind, curiosity and questions.
Session 3: Accessibility and Education, October 14, noon to 1 p.m.
In the third session we will discuss Accessibility & Infrastructure. We will talk about bicycle maintenance and gear, as well as the barriers people face to obtaining them. We will unpack cycling etiquette and education. Rising pedestrian deaths are a reality; what can we do to curb them and better educate drivers and cyclists? These can be difficult conversations, so we encourage you to attend with an open mind, curiosity and questions.
Session 4: Next Gen – Cycling for All, October 28, noon to 1 p.m.
In the fourth session we will discuss The Next Gen: Cycling for All. We believe that cycling provides more than just health benefits, it’s a viable form of transportation, a way to combat climate change, and a vehicle for community building. In this session we will talk about walking the walk, supporting local bike shops and organizations, creating inclusive and POC affirming rides and events, and how to act as an ally for ALL cyclists. These can be difficult conversations, so we encourage you to attend with an open mind, curiosity and questions.
About Roots to Rise Detroit
Roots to Rise aims to help small businesses and community focused organizations thoughtfully connect to their desired audiences through meaningful and creative engagement, project management, and communications.
Kelsey Hubbell (left), co-founder and CEO, describes herself as “a lifetime Detroiter, avid cyclist, and community organizer.” Her career includes work with Slow Roll Detroit, MoGo Detroit Bike Share, Open Streets Detroit, The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and many more. Tracy Evans (right), advocate and consultant, is also a leading voice in Detroit’s DEI sector and founder of the It’s Not Right Movement. For him, Roots to Rise means helping people grow in understanding for individuals from different backgrounds, and recognizing the aspects of our lives that we often take for granted.
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