This month I’m joined by Spoke’n Revolutions Alumn, Itza Salazar-Martinez, as we interview Ife Sangode. Ife and Itza were original members of the 2011 Underground Railroad tour. In our interview, we talk to her about her involvement with SpokenRev, how she got started with it, her current activism and how one act during the tour really changed her assumptions about people. Hear how it’s undeniable that transformation occurs. One revolution at a time.
A crafty creature, he disrupts the order of things. He uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply causes mischief. This cool cat knows how to throw a party, have it catered, cause a fight. We ran into him and his gang this summer and lived to tell about it. Continue reading “Azban the Trickster”
Some of the original (male) members of Spoke’n Revolutions Youth Cycling called themselves the Goon Squad. They were a close-knit group of boys that found a bond even closer after our first tour of the Underground Railroad.
Here they are acting “normal” and reminding me just how fun it is to have youthful people around you.
Once Upon A Bike…
In 2010, when we didn’t see kids (especially kids of color) on bikes in a bike friendly town we decided to do something about it. What started out as a bike ride turned out to be so much more…
It’s Like Family, It Just Changed My Life
In my attempt to bring the beauty of biking into the hearts and minds of young brothers and sisters I became involved with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). It was during my training in Virginia where I met two phenomenal young men who race in the middle school and high school category. Their stories just blew me away and reinforced my mission to introduce Black and Latino youth to the joys of biking.
A Testimonial in Pictures
After 5 years, the original youth of the Spoke’n Revolutions Youth Cycling team come together and talk about what it means to have done what they thought was the impossible and what it means to them.
Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane w/Mahlique, Jeimy, Chris & Houston
After serving the youth of Carrboro and Chapel Hill for over 5 years I sat down with the original members of the Spoke’n Revolutions Youth Cycling team. I heard them tell about lessons learned and most of all, what they were able to get out of the program.
OMG It’s a Bike!
When was the last time you experienced the freedom a bike can bring? Introducing Biking in Color – the podcast about the intersection of bikes and youth of color.