4 Days Discovering The Great Migration
Triangle Bikeworks will host its annual community Lunch & Learn series June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM.
This landmark event in US history of the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest and West occurred between 1916 and 1970. It has shaped the culture and history of the United States in its progress toward labor rights, democracy, and civil rights.
This series of educational, online lectures will help those who are curious about the hidden history of this period and learn a few important facts that the Triangle Bikeworks youth will uncover as they cycle a route commemorating The Great Migration in the summer of 2022.
Every summer, youth accepted into the Summer Experiences program ride a bike tour of 700+ miles to study Untold History, conservation, and environmental justice along the way. This online event is considered a virtual bike tour. We're excited to provide this great opportunity to see what it's like to be a Triangle Bikeworks cyclist while on the road; without the long days in the saddle! We hope you're inspired to discover more Untold History as we demonstrate how Triangle Bikeworks achieves this unique experiential way of learning.
This year’s virtual tour will be four days of 1-hour historical presentations and discussions based around our planned route through AL, GA, SC, and NC following movements during The Great Migration, .
Cost: This event is FREE to the public with a suggested donation of $10-$100 to support the youth programming of Triangle Bikeworks.
Here's the line up:
June 14th Day 1 - Untold Stories of The Great Migration
June 15th Day 2 - Nature, Environment, and The Great Migration
June 16th Day 3 - Emotional Impacts of The Great Migration
June 17th Day 4 - Cultural Legacies of The Great Migration
If you can't attend but would like to invest in our youth, you can make a donation through our website: www.trianglebikeworks.org and hit invest.
Triangle Bikeworks is a youth development organization with a mission to strengthen the power of youth who are Black, Latine, Asian, Indigenous, and People Of Color to overcome challenges, achieve audacious goals, and discover their true selves.