In addition, to our Englewood Neighborhood TIF Exposed Town Hall scheduled for May 4th….
Our Education/Youth Development Chair, Michael Johnson invites the African Diaspora out to come ride in the spirit of Black Liberation and Healing with,
May 4th 10am to 1pm
@ Murry Park ( 7300 S. Hermitage )
One name that elicits such strong reactions in the Chicago community & beyond.
Greater Englewood the area is bordered by State Street/the Dan Ryan to the East, Western to the West, Garfield Boulevard to the North and 75th Street to the South.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolls out his strategic vision, our ride will explore the on the ground hope driven by the Kennedy-King campus, local activists, and tenacious business owners.
Red Bike and Green Three Point Plan:
African Americans have the highest prevalence rates for many chronic diseases, largely due to lack of healthy foods and exercise. Biking is an inter-generational form of recreation where we can improve physical health as well as improve our mental health by enjoying the company of our people.
(1) As African Americans we experience many economic hardships. Riding bicycles instead of driving cars saves us valuable money that we can use towards our present realities and bright futures. (2) Red, Bike and Green promotes the patronage of Black business. Advertising and partnering with Black businesses on our rides is our strategy to support and praise the important services that sustain our community.
African American communities bear the brunt of too many environmental injustices (e.g. asthma due to high prevalence of carcinogens). Biking provides us the power to reduce the carcinogens we produce as we continue advocating against environmental racism at institutional levels.