Bike Works Plans for the Future through Reading.
Many of us have turned to reading while we spend more at more time at home and practicing social distancing. Our friends at Bike Works are working on their strategic plan, making sure to stay focused on sustainable solutions for diversity, equity and inclusion. To help them do that, they are reading! Below are some of the books on their list:
- Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – Monique W. Morris
- Race Traitor – Noel Ignatiev (editor)
- Brown Skin White Mind: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology – E.J.R. David
- Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong – James W. Loewen
- Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance – Adonia E. Lugo
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
- The Autobiography of Malcom X – Malcom X, Alex Haley
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein
- New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America – Wendy Warren
- The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex – Incite! Women of Color Against Violence (editor)
- How to be An Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
- Decolonizing Wealth – Edgar Villanueva
Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. Since last fall, the Bike Works staff, Board of Directors, Youth Advisory Committee, and Racial Equity Task Force have been working with facilitators from Beloved Community to draft their next strategic plan for 2021 – 2025 (check out their 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan on their website).