Power to the Pedals

Bob Nesson/2014/32 min/Transportation

CHICAGO PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: The film portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Wenzday goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering solutions, and suggests that things don’t have to be the way they are.

Raised in public housing, Wenzday discovered the bicycle. Now a self-taught innovator and revolutionary community leader, she heads an urban movement to replace trucks with cargo bicycles for local delivery, municipal waste-hauling for the city of Cambridge, and agricultural distribution. Learn more at Power to the Pedals.

Wednesday, March 8, 7-9 p.m. [South]
Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., Chicago
Admission $4
(will screen with Food Frontiers)

Please stay for the post-film discussion with Power to the Pedals independent Filmmaker Bob Nesson and Food Frontiers co-producer Leo Horrigan (Center for Livable Future). Concrete options for action will be available with local organizations such as the Experimental Station (building independent cultural infrastructure) Blackstone Bicycle Works and 61st Farmers Market.

Co-presented by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and the South East Chicago Commission.