Bikes, Birds, and Environmental Justice

October 17, 2020 - 9 AM to Noon

Douglass Park, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Many! CFPAC LVEJO etc

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Build Black and Brown solidarity with Environmentalist of Color, Equiticity, and Organic Oneness on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9am to 12pm. The day will begin at 9am with an opportunity to heal in nature and build solidarity with themes of migration and liberation via birding activities (binoculars and field guides will be available for use), followed by a short orientation with tour beginning at 10am. Participants will go on a bike tour through Little Village and North Lawndale to learn about key sites that demonstrate a path towards healing and justice.

Throughout the eight mile journey, riders will visit the African Heritage Garden in North Lawndale which highlights plants that originated on the African continent and pay homage to this with a garden bed shaped like the African continent. Riders will also visit Semillas de Justicia garden (Seeds of Justice) and the Hilco sites to learn about Little Village Environmental Organization’s (LVEJO) journey to bring about food and enviornmental justice to the community.