Rich City Rides Presents: Mobility4All with Dr. Adonia Lugo

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Location: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

This panel discussion and book signing 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

Panelists will include Dr. Lugo, Najari Smith of Rich City Rides, and Reginald "RB" Burnette Jr. of The Scraper Bike Team. Doria Robinson of Urban Tilth and Cooperation Richmond will facilitate the discussion. Spanish interpretation services will be provided by Building Blocks for Kids.

Dr. Lugo's organizing and advocacy have spanned 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

Mobility4All is made possible with support from the following sponsors: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts * Bike East Bay * Original Scraper Bike Team * RYSE * Building Blocks for Kids Richmond.

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.
--Microcosm Publishing

Copies of Dr. Lugo's book "Bicycle/Race" will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the panel discussion.