Diversity Week in BC was May 21-27. The Cycling4Diversity Foundation celebrated with a Bike Ride May 25 and 26, cycling to nine schools in Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, and Mission. The event included the New Westminster City Hall to receive a Diversity Proclamation and a wrap-up event for the community in Mission.
Cycling4Diversity 2017 Team
New Westminster Diversity Proclamation
Ken Herar (left), founder of Cycling4Diversity Foundation and Mike Bismyer, Seon and United Against Bullying spokesperson.
Kristine Heinrichs (on right), a young woman inspiring creative action to counter KKK tactics and to embrace cultural diversity in her community.
Tony McAleer, a former white supremacist who openly shares his experiences and message to counter hate with love. I was surprised when I first read about this speaker, but his talk was positive and powerful. He invited the audience to ask any questions and the dialogue that followed was honest and connected everyone in the room.
We look forward to participating with Cycling4Diversity next year. You can follow them for updates on their mission: facebook.com/Cycling4Diversity
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