Courtney Williiams, The Brown Bike Girl, is a woman of color bicycle advocacy consultant based in Brooklyn NY. She has been a contracted to partner with city and regional government agencies, and nonprofit bike organizations across the nation to provide strategic guidance and her anti-privliege & anti-bias cultural competency training (Outside Advocate).
Pre-COVID, Williams also coordinated free monthly bike rides for community of cyclists that were themed on elevating the awareness of People of Color’s issues and the experiences of POC in public space. Williams has lead imagined, routed, and lead over 30 such rides in the last decade.
In this session for allies from outside of the Black and Indigenous POC experience, Williams draws on examples of some of her most well-reviewed educational rides and presents
- timely ideas for types of rides to elevate your local community’s awareness POC neighbor experiences, contributions, & current cultural events
- guidelines to help you self-assess whether an event concept is truly useful or harmful to POC
- help you create events that are more attractive to POC participation