Film & Discussion: With My Own Two Wheels

When & Where
Lafayette Library & Learning Center - Community Hall
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
July 31, 2014 - 6:30pm


For the fourth year in a row Sustainable Lafayette will be hosting a summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center (Community Hall) that will feature three recently released documentaries.

Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served at each movie and special guest speakers will be included when possible.

For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more. For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, the bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many patients. For Bharati, a teenager in India, it provides access to education. For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanaian woman, working on bicycles is an escape from the stigma attached to disabled people in her community. For Carlos, a farmer in Guatemala, pedal power is a way to help neighbors reduce their impact on the environment. For Sharkey, a young man in California, the bicycle is an escape from the gangs that consume so many of his peers. With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the experiences of these five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.

Cost: $10 donation requested. $5 for students.