Conference events

Saturday 11/12

4-6pm — Historic Bike Tour with Nedra Deadwyler of Civil Bikes

Start/End: Sweet Auburn Curb Market (209 Edgewood Ave)
When: Arrive at 3:30 p.m. ride 4-6 pm
Distance: 4-6 miles
FREE: Suggested donation for Nedra $5 to $10

Tour is at full capacity; email to be added to the wait list.

6-8pm — LA X ATL Exchange: Race, Place & Justice

Location:  Sweet Auburn Curb Market (209 Edgewood Ave)
When: Reception with light refreshments starting at 6 p.m. with talk from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
FREE: Register here

The Untokening and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition are pleased to invite you to a special event: a meeting of the minds between Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Zahra Alabanza, Co-founder of Red, Bike & Green-Atlanta and co-organizer of The Untokening. Tamika and Zahra will exchange their ideas and experiences on the challenges and opportunities of addressing race, place and justice within mobility work, bicycle advocacy and beyond. Speaking from their respective identities, roles and affiliations, they'll compare and contrast notes on their work within the sprawling and rapidly gentrifying cities of Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Please note:

If arriving after 6 p.m., please enter the building from the parking lot entrance off of Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. The Edgewood Avenue entrance will be locked. Signs will be posted.

If driving, parking is available in the market's parking lot directly behind the building on Jess Hill Jr. Dr. for $5. Parking is strictly enforced. Please pay the attendant and place your ticket in your car.

Sunday 11/13

8am-5pm — The Untokening: Convening for Just Streets & Communities

Location: The Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta)
When: Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m., opening at 8:30 a.m.
Register here

The Untokening will center the intersectional nature of creating just and accessible streets and communities. Our conversation will grow from a shared understanding that mobility is inextricably intertwined with race, class, gender identity, culture, housing affordability, public safety, job opportunities, education, relationships with law enforcement and city agencies, discriminatory planning and policy histories… and so much more. Our discussions will start from a recognition that equity is the larger umbrella under which mobility is but one of many categories — not the other way around. Read more about the impetus for the convening on Streetsblog LA: Justice-Oriented Mobility Advocates to “Untokenize” Active Transportation Movement at November Convening" 

6:30-10pm — RBG-ATL celebration & screening of "Ovarian Psycos" film

Location: Murmur (100 Broad St SW)
When: Doors at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m.

Join RBG-ATL for a night of celebration and community. Immediately following The Untokening, we gon kick off our shoes and relax our feet from a long and WONDERFUL season.

About the film: Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos is an all women of color bicycle crew who use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine year old daughter Yoli. Street artist and founding member, Andi Xoch is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew. And bright eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence.

Untokening Agenda

With an agenda formulated by a working group comprised of diverse leaders from across the country, the Untokening will be different than a traditional conference or summit. Emphasizing relationship-building and collaboration in the mobility equity community, we won’t have keynote speakers or panels of presenters. Since we all navigate institutions and structures not designed around the realities we represent, this convening will produce useful guiding documents that help mobility equity community members further their work in a challenging landscape.

Agenda overview:

  • 8:00 a.m. -- Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. -- Opening

  • 9:45 a.m. -- Break

  • 10 a.m. -- Session #1: Street Safety

  • 11:30 a.m. -- Session #1 debrief

  • 12:15 p.m. -- Lunch

  • 1:15 p.m. -- Reorient

  • 1:30 p.m. -- Session #2, three topics

  • 3:00 p.m. -- Session #2 debrief

  • 3:45 p.m. -- Break

  • 4 p.m. -- Closing


Our core topics will include: Gentrification / affordability / displacement; Community Engagement; Street Safety; and Culture. Whether you're attending the Untokening or not, please share your thoughts on these topics in this short survey.

View the responses to the survey here.


Then what?

How do we move this work forward after the Untokening convening? The simple answer: We don't know. The connections we make and the discussions we have will inform our next steps. Attend the event to help co-create the future of this movement!

Photos above from MoveDC Flickr Pool