How do self-policing, parenting, Blackness, gender justice, and transportation and land use advocacy intersect in everyday life? And what is your homework? Listen in on our latest episode to learn from Tamika Butler and Keyonda McQuarters.
Tamika Butler is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. In her current role she grows healthier, safer, and stronger communities through the creation of urban parks and community gardens—addressing the critical lack of green and recreational spaces in greater Los Angeles’ underserved neighborhoods. Prior to this, Butler was the the executive director of the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition, bringing energy and passion to the quest for better bicycle access.
Keyonda McQuarters stepped up as the Portland Chapter’s admin of Black Girls Do Bike over a year ago and has been leading two rides on average per week ever since. Black Girls Do Bike is a national organization with over 75 local chapters. The organization was created to champion efforts introducing the joy of cycling to all women, but especially black women and girls.