There are so many amazing things going on around the city to help you celebrate Black History Month! We know you don’t want to miss a beat, so here is the Indego guide to navigating the second half of Black History Month!
1. Want an overview of the amazing opportunities taking place in the Philadelphia area for Black History Month? Check out Visit Philly’s Guide to Black History Month in Philadelphia 2020 for a list of fun events that include workshops, comedy shows, art exhibits, concerts, film screenings, and more! Please note that some events have a fee associated, while others are free and open to the public!
2. The Philadelphia Transit Equity Coalition invites you to their second annual Transit Equity Day Town Hall celebration on February 22nd! This date marks the 181st birthday of Octavius Catto, civil rights leader who fought to desegregate Philadelphia’s horse-drawn trolleys in the 19th century. Octavius Catto’s actions affirmed that everyone has a right to public transit.
Folks will gather for a two-hour town hall-style discussion on how we can create a more equitable transportation system in Philadelphia. There will be structured discussion and birthday cake! Nearby Indego stations include 25th & Diamond and 22nd & Cecil B. Moore.
WHAT: Transit Equity Day Town Hall
WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Project HOME’s Honickman Learning Center. 1936 N Judson Street Philadelphia, PA 19121
RIDING THERE? Join Indego and the Bicycle Coalition on a free group ride to this event! We will depart from the Indego station at Broad & Oxford at 12:15 PM and take a quick ride around the neighborhood! Click here to register for the group ride!
3. Round out this incredible month with a free group ride hosted by Indego and the Bicycle Coalition called Black Excellence: Past and Present on February 29th! During this ride, we will make stops at several historic sites in the Old Seventh Ward, along South Street. The Seventh Ward was a predominantly black and immigrant community where W.E.B Du Bois famously lived in the late 1800s. Along with the historical stops, the ride will highlight current Black entrepreneurs who are shaping this community!
WHAT: Black Excellence: Past and Present
WHEN: Saturday, February 29th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Meet at the Indego station at 11th & South Street
LEARN MORE & REGISTER: http://bit.ly/IndegoBHM_blog
Let us know in the comments below what event you will be attending and use the hashtag #rideindego at any of these events for the chance to be featured on our social media!
This blog was written by Emily Hooven, the Indego Marketing & Communication Coordinator
Bicycle Transit Systems is a Philadelphia-based business that specializes in bike share launch, operations, and management. Comprised of the most experienced bike share operations team in the industry, Bicycle Transit Systems manages all operational elements of Indego, including bike and station maintenance, marketing, and customer service.