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Film Showing: Earn-A-Bike on Nevis Island and Boston

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Film Showing: Earn-A-Bike on Nevis Island and Boston

Time: February 9, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Bikes Not Bombs - Hub location
Street: 284 Amory Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://bikesnotbombs.org/nevi…
Phone: 617-522-0222
Event Type: film, presentation, discussion
Organized By: Bikes Not Bombs
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2011

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THE POWER OF EARN-A-BIKE Stories from Nevis Island and Boston

Wednesday, February 9th, 7:00pm
at: Bikes Not Bombs Hub, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Join us for a unique presentation that will highlight Bikes Not Bombs’ Earn-A-Bike youth projects in the Island of Nevis and here in Boston!

This past summer, International Programs Director David Branigan visited the Earn-A-Bike project in Nevis. David will show a short film shot during his visit and discuss the strengths and challenges of the program, the increased involvement of government agencies, and the tremendous potential for the expansion in the next 2-3 years.

Youth Programs Coordinator Elijah Evans, who visited the Earn-A-Bike Nevis project in 2009, will take a look into the historical, political and cultural context of Nevis, and what the implications are today. Elijah is also a graduate of the Earn-A-Bike program in Boston, which he now oversees. Elijah will discuss the power of Earn-A-Bike to impact young people, the connections between the Earn-A-Bike programs in Nevis and Boston, and a vision for the future.

Finally, we’ll hear from a panel of Youth Instructors who have graduated from BNB’s youth programs in Boston and now teach their younger peers. These young people will share their personal experiences with Earn-A-Bike and the program’s impact on their lives.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a potluck so please consider bringing something to share. For more information, contact Allie Hunter at allie@bikesnotbombs.org or 617-522-0222.

Event info: http://bikesnotbombs.org/nevis-eab

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