Cycles and Suffragettes Tea Party at Santa Monica Bike Center
Happy National Women’s History Month!
Did you know our women’s right to vote was won using two wheeled transportation? (http://www.oldbike.eu/emancipation/?page_id=138)
At a time when women wore long corset dresses, restricting their mobility, and were expected to remain at home, the bicycle became the vehicle upon which Suffragettes were able to escape the house, meet and fight for gender equality.
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” ― Susan B. Anthony
Ladies and Gentlemen, join us to celebrate gender equality and empower more women to ride bicycles in our community. Santa Monica Bike Center presents: CYCLES & SUFFRAGETTES TEA PARTY on Thursday, March 28th 6-8pm
6pm – Meet at Bike Center to valet park your bike for free, then we’ll walk over to Bird Pick Tea & Herb
6:15pm – Welcome and recap of National Women’s Bicycling Forum. Tea time and h'ordeuvres
6:30pm – Film screening of The New Woman; the story of a fiercely independent young woman, athlete, and celebrated bicycle globetrotter.
7pm – Skype Interview Q&A with Director Gillian K. Willman
7:20pm – Bike Brainstorm & Networking; how can we encourage more women to bike in Los Angeles? Share your commuting secrets and hear what the city is doing to encourage ridership
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