- This event has passed.
Rich City Rides Presents: Mobility4All with Dr. Adonia Lugo
December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This panel discussion, co-sponsored by Transport Oakland, will feature renowned urban anthropologist and mobility justice strategist Dr. Adonia Lugo:
“The co-founder of innovative programs like LA’s City of Lights campaign reaching out to immigrant, day-laborer cyclists and the Bicicultures research network, [Dr.] Lugo has, for years, been a leading voice in the burgeoning discussion about bicycle and transportation equity..”
–League of American Bicyclists
Najari Smith of Rich City Rides and leaders from Oakland’s Red Bike & Green and Scraper Bikes will round out the panel.
Dr. Lugo’s organizing and advocacy have covered communities in Portland, Seattle, Washington DC and now Los Angeles, close by her home town of San Juan Capistrano in the Mexican immigrant community of south Orange County. Her brilliant work includes:
> Author of “Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance”
> Advisory Board Co-chair, People for Mobility Justice
> Educator, Urban Sustainability MA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles
> Core organizer with the Untokening multi-cultural collective and conference
> Co-founder, City of Lights/Ciudad de Luces Project
> Former Equity Initiatives Manager, League of American Bicyclists
About Dr. Lugo’s recent book:
“Bicycle/Race” paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles—and the United States—from the perspective of two wheels. This is a book of borderlands and intersections, a cautionary tale about the dangers of putting infrastructure before culture, and a coming-of-age story about power and identity. The colonial history of southern California is interwoven through Adonia Lugo’s story of growing up Chicana in Orange County, becoming a bicycle anthropologist, and co-founding Los Angeles’s hallmark open streets cycling event, CicLAvia, along the way. When she takes on racism in the world of national bicycle advocacy in Washington, DC, she finds her voice and heads back to LA to organize the movement for environmental justice in active transportation.
Rich City Rides is pleased and honored to host this event in partnership with Transit Oakland and East Bay For Everyone. Copies of Dr. Lugo’s book will be available for purchase, and she will sign purchased copies after the panel discussion.