What is intersectional feminism and how do we talk about it in the context of biking? Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is hosting a special panel discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to dive into this question and explore the parallel paths of intersectional feminism and biking. Will you join the conversation?
This panel will be moderated by Katie Styer, co-director of the Oakland community radio station, KGPC-LP 96.9FM and host of Oakland Bikes!, a radio show on race, gender, class and bicycles in the Bay Area. Katie will lead the discussion with a panel of inspiring, trailblazing women to explore the barriers often faced by female-identifying or gender-nonconforming people who want to bike.
Now let’s meet the panelists:
Binky Brown (above, left) is the owner and founder of Hard Knox Bikes, a specialty bike shop offering hands-on workshops for all those who identify as women, people of color, trans* and all other gender rebels and allies throughout the East Bay. She has been a bicycle advocate since she began riding as an adult and is passionate about creating safe spaces where traditionally marginalized people can learn about bike mechanics and expand their employment opportunities in the bike world.
Catherine Callahan is the Mobility Management Project Coordinator at the Center for Independent Living, which provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities. While studying Political Science and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, she learned about the rich history of the Disability Rights Movement. Her studies, in combination with her personal experience with disability, cemented her passion for the independent living philosophy and movement.
Jane Natoli (above, right) is a board member at the SF LGBT Center, whose mission is to connect people to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve a vision of a stronger, healthier and more equitable world for LGBT people and allies. She is a longtime bike commuter and everyday rider focused on connecting folks to biking through advocating for safer, more complete infrastructure throughout San Francisco. She is currently a Financial Crimes Analyst at Stripe and is an active member of the neighborhood group Grow the Richmond.
Emilytricia Lopez Marchena is a core organizing member of and bike mechanic with Bicis del Pueblo, a project of PODER that works to develop bicycling skills and environmental justice awareness of low-income communities of color by engaging in bike-based workshops, classes and community activities. As a queer Xicana ciclista, she is dedicated to making cycling more accessible for women and LFBTQIAA+ people of color. She is a founding member of the Nothin Nice Collective, a space for Womxn and LGBTQIAA+ people of color to come together to use bikes and nature as forms of healing through bike rides, bike mechanic workshops, knowledge-sharing and other workshops.
Jenn Chan (above, center) is the Communications and Outreach Planner at the Livable Streets division of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, which leads projects focused on creating safe and inviting streets and sidewalks for people walking and biking. She also organizes the Supermarket Street Sweep, an annual bike race that benefits the SF-Marin Food Bank. After graduating from UC Davis, where she also learned to bike, she returned to the Bay Area and quickly got involved in road racing with Wheeltalk-TVC, SheSpoke and Dolce Vita, and is now the Community Director of the SF Cycling Club.
Come out for a discussion about breaking down barriers to inclusion for female-identified and gender non-conforming people in the world of biking. After the event we will be going to Odd Job, a casual bar close by, to meet one another and continue the conversation.
Let’s Talk: Intersectional Feminism and Biking
Wednesday, Jan. 24 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm
SF Environment, 1455 Market St. #1200
Kids are welcome. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please see event details for bicycle parking options.