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POSTPONED: MOTHERLOAD Online Community Screening, Santa Monica Spoke

May 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You can still RSVP to watch the Movie through end of today – May 31st.

In light of current unrest, we will postpone our event – MOTHERLOAD – Live Panel Discussion. With a heavy heart, in deference and solidarity with the peaceful protestors responding to recent national events that weigh heavy on us all we will postpone this evenings live panel. It feels as though it would be really wrong to try and activate and enjoy a great conversation about bikes, equity and MOTHERLOAD with our communities in such a state of unrest and suffering.

Your private link to watch MOTHERLOAD the movie (with RSVP) is still good through the end of today – Sunday, May 31st. We will look forward to gathering same time same place a week from today, next Sunday, June 7th at 7:30pm with our same panelist. We hope you can join us, today is just not the day for that discussion.

Be safe and be well.
Together l
et us be a model of a nonviolent community and work for all forms of true justice.

Join us for an Online Screening of the film MOTHERLOAD | and a Live Panel Discussion.

— We will look forward to gathering same time same place a week from today, (tentatively) to Sunday, June 7th at 7:30pm with our same panelist, . We hope you can join us, today is not the day for that discussion.

RSVP for your link to watch the film (on demand*) through May 31st. Our Live Panel has been postponed from May 31st (tentatively) to June 7th at 7:30pm with:

••••••• Liz Canning, Filmmaker/Director
••••••• Ross Evans, Xtracycle’s Cargo-bike Evangelical Optimist (CEO)
••••••• Cynthia Rose, Santa Monica Spoke, Santa Monica Save Streets Alliance
••••••• Cris Gutierrez, Climate Corps, Santa Monica Save Streets Alliance
••••••• Larry Kraemer, PE – Director of Public Infrastructure, Cannon
••••••• Debs Schrimmer, Senior Manager, Future Cities, Lyft

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THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, MOTHERLOAD is a crowd-sourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand our current cultural shift toward isolation and disconnection, what this could mean for the future of the planet, and how life on a cargo bike could be the antidote. As filmmaker Liz Canning explores the burgeoning global movement to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the bicycle’s history and potential future as the ultimate “social revolutionizer.” Her experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, make it clear to Liz that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice and there are few things more empowering, in an age of consumption, than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing.

* rsvp to view the movie starting Saturday, May 30th 

Watch the Trailer


This event is made possible by our local Community Sponsors: CannonCorp and Lyft

About our sponsors:

Cannon: Cyclists who do Engineering  At Cannon, our engineers know road design and are committed to advancing the development of integrated, safe, and enjoyable bicycle infrastructure for riders of all levels. As cyclists, we realize there is more to bike facility design than lines on a plan. To stay at the forefront of cutting edge developments, our designers regularly engage other professionals in the field, attend workshops and specialized training programs, and incorporate the latest multi-modal agency standards as they are released. We also participate in bike advocacy and community planning in addition to sponsoring and hosting several bicycle events annually:
• The Mojave Death Race
• Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps
• America’s Most Beautiful Ride – Lake Tahoe
• San Luis Obispo Triathlon
• Bike to work Day
• Cannon Coaster Ride – an annual tour traversing the length of California’s coastal highways
Our passion for cycling is apparent in the work we do whether it’s designing and constructing a connector trail between cities, safe routes for our children to walk and ride to school, or multi-use pathways to bring functional, alternative transportation modes to users of all abilities. Find out more by visiting our website: CannonCorp.us
More wheels, more ways. Improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation requires more than just cars — that’s why we also run the largest bikeshare systems in the country (including Citi Bike, Bay Wheels, Capital Bikeshare, etc.) and offer scooters in the Lyft lineup. Shared bike and scooter networks expand travel options and provide a great first mile, last-mile solution expanding the reach of Santa Monica’s rail and bus networks to get to local destinations — or wherever you’re heading.
Based out of its Stewart Street Santa Monica warehouse, Lyft Scooters is one of only two scooter operators in the City of Santa Monica. As the world shifts away from car ownership, we are at the forefront of this massive societal change. Lyft is committed to sustainability, effecting positive change in our communities, and makingcities more livable for everyone through initiatives that bridge transportation gaps and promote transportation equity.
Lyft is a proud supporter of Santa Monica Spoke — please stay tuned for a full schedule of Lyft <> SM Spoke events coming soon!
For information on how to ride, how to sign up for the Lyft Community Pass, and more, check out our website here. 


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