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Tue 07.08.2014

Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change

AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JULY 8

Where: At The Center   

“Power to the Pedals” is a 30-minute documentary that follows the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Wenzday goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering solutions, and suggests that things don’t have to be the way they are. As an innovator and revolutionary community leader, she heads an urban movement – and functioning green business -- to replace trucks with cargo bicycles for local freight delivery, municipal waste-hauling, and agricultural distribution.

Raised in public housing, Wenzday discovered the bicycle. To her, it meant personal freedom and self-determination. She would later develop a passion for mechanics and welding, and learned she could reshape the world around her. Now she’s creating a more sustainable future by helping others discover the power of the pedal.

A panel discussion will follow.

Speakers:
Alison Conway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York
Beth Heyde, Senior Events Manager, Bike New York
Stacey Hodge, Director, Office of Freight Mobility, NYC Department of Transportation
Wenzday Jane, Owner, Metro Pedal Power [Boston]
Hayes A. Lord, Director, Bicycle Program, NYC Department of Transportation
Bob Nesson, Filmmaker, Adjunct Professor, Emerson College
Gregg Zuman, Owner, Revolution Rickshaws [New York City]

Organized by: AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

Register Here

Sponsored by: Bike New York

 

This pro­gram is presented in conjunction with Lance Jay Brown's AIANY Chapter 2014 pres­i­den­tial theme “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision

Watch the video of this program here

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