Please join our partner, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, for the world premiere of the documentary film Free to Ride at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, DC on Friday, February 17th at 5:20 pm.
Part of the D.C. Independent Film Festival, the 60 minute documentary follows residents of Dayton, Ohio as they fight for safe and reliable transportation to employment opportunities. After the premiere you are invited to stay and listen to a panel discussion exploring the issues of transportation, civil rights and more. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception with the director, writer and producer of the film.
Extending an urban bus route into a neighboring suburb full of jobs and opportunity made all the sense in the world . . . or did it?
Free To Ride
follows the story of a relentless grassroots coalition from across Dayton, Ohio who overcame a suburban contingent opposed to public transit, and the system of checks and balances that allowed justice and reason to prevail. Amid growing economic inequality,
Free To Ride
shows that peaceful change is possible and underscores the power of a multi-racial collective to protect the civil rights of all.
Free to Ride
- The Fight for a Route Across Hidden Boundaries of Privilege
Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm
Panel discussion: 6:30-7:00 pm followed by reception (sponsored by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council)
Anita Cozart, Senior Director of PolicyLink
Lessie Henderson, Co-Chair of Prince George's Advocates for Community-Based Transit
Radhika Singh Miller, Director of Civil Legal Aid Initiative for the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association
Mark Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer of Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
We look forward to seeing you there!
Kimberly Hall, Communications & Partnerships Manager