Slow Roll Chicago, an organization that uses bicycles as a vehicle for social change, is one of five finalists to potentially receive funding from Delta Emerging Leaders of the Delta Institute. The organization will be pitching the Slow Roll Chicago mobility model in front of an awesome crowd at the BOOST Live Crowdfunded Pitch Fest tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, from 7-10pm at the Chop Shop & 1st Ward.
From Slow Roll Chicago:
We need YOUR help in order to win the BOOST award!
Please support our bicycle movement by purchasing tickets and attending the BOOST pitch fest event. All the proceeds from ticket sales will go toward funding two initiatives. With each ticket purchased, you get two votes to cast in the pitch fest competition. In other words, you get to decide who receives the funding! Free food and two beer tokens will be available. Please also share this email, encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to attend the event.
Join us tomorrow evening (Tuesday, November 14) from 7-10pm at the Chop Shop & 1st Ward and help support Slow Roll Chicago’s mission to transform lives and improve the condition of our communities, while building an equitable, diverse and inclusive bicycle culture in our City.
Thank you, let’s ride…
The Slow Roll Chicago Leadership Team
(Oboi, Jamal, Romina & Dan)
Between February 7-14th, Portland Design Works (PDW) will be donating 100% of its sales to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
As PDW states, “The bicycle is a simple tool—a couple of circles and triangles that enable self propulsion. But those of us that ride them know that they’re more powerful than their design suggests. We know that the bicycle can power revolutions—those in our legs, in our hearts and minds and in our communities. We’ve witnessed their positive impact in the past and are hopeful for the change they will bring to our future. Bicycles are machines of freedom.
The American Civil Liberties Union is also a machine of freedom, a non-partisan organization that works to protect and defend the rights and liberties which have been guaranteed to us in our country’s Constitution. In support of the important work the ACLU is doing we’re donating 100% of our sales to the ACLU for the next week—Tuesday, February 7th thru Tuesday, February 14th.”
PDW co-founder Erik Olson says, “Normally our charitable contributions are aimed at efforts to get more people out there riding bikes, but these aren’t normal times. We have to do what we can to ensure, like we recited in grade school, ‘liberty and justice for all.”
What can you do? Just buy something from PDW, and they’ll donate that money to the ACLU. It’s a win-win. Or, you can choose to donate directly to the ACLU Foundation.