ast November, the Sundays Collective at Bike Pirates celebrated a third anniversary of weekly women and trans hours. We see this as a huge success that we take immense pride in. We’re NOT PERFECT but WE’RE WORKING ON IT!
WE BUILT THIS…AND WE HAD HELP. Our struggle is supported by the rest of the community, in and outside Bike Pirates, who have helped make this program strong. We are filled with joy and gratitude towards our allies! So we want to celebrate. Party time!!!!!!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25…7PM @ BIKE PIRATES
Snacks! Games! Photo booth! Awesome music! Loot bags! Cookie decorating!
ALL ARE INVITED.
This is a substance-free event (alcohol, drugs, etc)
We believe that allies are not “finished products”…allies are people who are “working on it”. This party is for everyone; we’ll also be distributing resources on how to be an ally, from our point of view.
WHAT IS AN ALLY?
Allies are people who are committed to ending oppression and who acknowledge their own privilege. They try to learn about oppression by doing their own research and also by supporting and listening to people who are members of oppressed groups. They examine and challenge their own stereotypes.
WHAT IS AN ALLY OF THE SUNDAYS COLLECTIVE AT BIKE PIRATES?
A Sundays Ally is someone who does not identify as a woman or transperson and is supportive of the program. They acknowledge that Sundays are led by and for women and trans people and they do not try to interfere. They never show up on Sundays and ask for suggestions. They let their women and trans friends know about Sundays at Bike Pirates. They challenge offensive comments when they hear them. They put in time and energy into learning how to be a better ally.