SOLD OUT: Bicycling Through History and For Your Health

Racism Unveiled

SOLD OUT: Bicycling Through History and For Your Health

Tuesday, Sept. 28
5-7:30 p.m.

Sabathani Community Center (parking lot)
310 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55409


Join Twin Cities PBS for an interactive and physical 90-minute curated “slow roll” bike ride through South Minneapolis with outdoor activist Anthony Taylor and medical professional Dr. Steve Jackson. The bike serves as a vehicle of mobility for communities of color to express freedom in outdoor spaces, connect certain geographic areas and help change the city’s negative narrative. Through storytelling activities at various spots along the route, you’ll discover the history of community trailblazers and changemakers who paved the way despite the barriers of systemic racism. You’ll also learn the health benefits of physical activity for your mind, body and spirit and how being outdoors can help provide healing from historical trauma.

We’ll meet at the Sabathani Community Center parking lot at 5 p.m. for a short program and begin the ride promptly at 5:30 p.m. Loaner bikes and helmets will be available for community members at no cost. The ride will last approximately 70-90 minutes and will end with a free community feast and an opportunity to mingle and reflect. The ride is for all, 12 and up. Parent supervision required.

Sabathani Community Center – 310 E. 38th, Ste. 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409 

A collaboration of Cultural Wellness Center and Regions Hospital

*This event is primarily focused for communities of color, but all are welcome.

*This event will be recorded

Curator / Slow Roll Facilitator:  Anthony Taylor -Theba: Twin Cities outdoor activist, Anthony Taylor-Theba serves as the SVP of Equity in the outdoors for the YMCA of the North, co-founder of Major Taylor Bicycling, and the founder of “Slow Roll Twin Cities” with the Culture Wellness Center. He’s an avid mountain biker, paddler, fisherman, snowboarder, and a cross-country skier who believes outdoor activity is vital to physical, mental, and even spiritual health, a tool for healing from racial trauma. Slow Roll TC empowers communities of color to rediscover, heal, reconnect and reimagine their communities together by bike.

Contributing Panelist: Steven D. Jackson, MD, MBA, Clinical Program Director, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Regions Hospital, Co-Chair, Medical Advisor for Health Equity: As a Medical Director of Patients, his focus is on health equity and disparities. He believes that patients in rehabilitation need to be restored, not only physically but also emotionally, socially, and in many other areas of their lives.

This event is part of the Racism Unveiled storytelling project with generous funding from the Otto Bremer Trust and additional support from HealthPartners and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations.

Racism Unveiled is a multi-year, multi-platform, community-engaged and impact-driven initiative diving into the complex systems of inequality that directly affect the daily lives of Black, Indigenous and communities of color in Minnesota.

  • Otto Bremer Trust
  • Health Partners
  • Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation
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