Free to Ride: A Documentary Screening

Free to Ride is a modern-day civil rights saga about the racism embedded in opposition to a public transit expansion. When community members from Dayton, Ohio learn of the dangerous journey faced by bus riders walking across a busy overpass to get to work, they persist against the racial biases of suburban Beavercreek, Ohio.

Unsafe routes to transit are not unique to Dayton – transit riders all over the country risk their lives just to get to a bus stop. Free to Ride shows that changing this is possible, and that a fight for transit can be one of justice, fairness and civil rights.

View the official trailer and join TransitCenter for a screening followed by a Q&A with a panel of the story’s protagonists.


Mark Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer
Greater Dayton Regional Transit

Lester Finkle, National Title VI Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration

Ronnie Morland, Former President
Leaders for Equality & Action in Dayton (LEAD)


Joelle Ballam-Schwan, Events Associate

Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00-8:15 PM
(Doors open at 6:00 PM; Program begins at 6:30 PM)
One Whitehall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Event is free and open to the public; RSVP here