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.

Panelists:

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)

Moderator:

Joelle Ballam-Schwan, Events Associate
TransitCenter

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