Public Lecture: Out of the mouths of babes: how a little girl started a revolution

An intimate special evening discussion, $5 for Complete Streets Forum registrants and $10 for the general public, with guest speaker Veronica O. Davis, Founder of Black Women Bike. Veronica will be coming to town for the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation’s 8th Annual Complete Streets Forum.

Veronica O. Davis is a dynamic American transportation guru who uses her knowledge and skills to spark progressive social change. In July 2012, the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change and Transportation Innovator for her accomplishments and community advocacy in the District of Columbia. Throughout her career as a registered professional engineer, Veronica has found ways to give back to the community.

Black Women Bike (BWB) was founded in 2011 over a twitter conversation between three friends. Four years later the organization has grown to over 1,500 women in the District of Columbia Region. BWB was formed in a perfect storm of racial tensions, a Mayoral race, and a journalist peddling the idea that bicycling was for white people only. This is the BWB story, what they have achieved, and what’s next.

Complete Streets Forum delegates REGISTER HERE.

General Public REGISTER HERE.

 

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Event Details

Event Date: September 30, 2015

Event Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (cash bar to 9:30 p.m.)

Event Location:

Buddies in Bad Times
12 Alexander Street
Toronto
(near Wellesley subway station on the Yonge-University line)

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