Dear pedal compañerxs,
With lots of care and intent we invite you all to Bike! Bike! 2019 Tijuana.
As one of the most transited border cities in the world, we as hosts intentionally introduce it from the complexity, contradictions and the dreams of the people who live here and are here passing through it. It can be a good motive to analyze, discuss, activate and reflect on the absurdity that results from borders, physical and imaginary. It gives us room to think about the privileges that we exercise and the violences that we live here in these latitudes. In addition, finding ourselves in these paths encourages us to appreciate one another, embrace each other, take care of each other and support each other mutually. For that reason we share with you all this information so your time here is the most pleasant, reflective and joyful.
The cost is pay what you can with suggested amount between $50-$100 (USD) per person. This includes 2 meals per day, housing and a loaner bike. No one will be denied for lack of funds. Payment can be made with paypal during online registration.
Workshops and Discussions
A main part of Bike! Bike! is the activities (workshops, discussions,etc.) offered by all of you, it's attendees! Check out this guide to proposing, preparing and facilitating activities:
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BBTj is committed to building language justice for the entire gathering, and to have interpreters for all activities. For that reason, propose your activity via the bikebike.org registration page or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Septembre 1!
A little about Tijuana
The weather in Tijuana is generally warm in October, with temperatures that fluctuate between 7ºC (45 ºF) at night and up to 35° C (95 ºF) throughout the day. The possibility of rain during this season is minimum and plenty of sun is expected. However, we recommend bringing something warm to use at night.
We leave these links so you all can check more information about the weather while you pack your bags :
You'd like to collaborate for BBTj? Yay! We appreciate it! Please write to us via email at email@example.com and include the following:
+ name and preferred gender pronoun if you have one (she, he, they, etc.)
+ the language(s) you feel comfortable in communicating (speaking/reading/writing)
+ the ways &/or day(s) you would like to collaborate
+ any ways you would like to be supported as we work together!
*** NOTE ***
For Bike! Bike! 19 Tijuana we are organizing with our compas of Antena Los Ángeles towards the entire gathering being rooted in language justice, fully bilingual in Spanish & in English. This takes a lot of advanced preparation work as well as lots of work during the event. If you know are interested in interpreting during the weekend or translating material before the event or during (scribbing if needed) please write to at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line *building language justice*.
If you're in the Southern Califonia/Baja California area, join our compas language justice workshop - apply by midnight August 2: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1icct0U73Utv0bbzu4u0VL4tUsvwYN3Q-D6YWAwou7_Y/edit?ts=5d17cc8f#
What is language justice?
Language justice is based in the idea that everyone has the right to communicate in the language in which we feel most comfortable, to understand and to be understood. Language justice is a shared commitment to creating bilingual/multilingual spaces where no language dominates over any other. We can use tools such as interpretation, the practice of a language being transferred into another language verbally/signed, and translation, the practice of a language being transferred into another language written, to build language justice.
More about our compas of Antena Los Ángeles:
Antena Los Ángeles is a collective dedicated to language justice advocacy and organizing in Los Angeles. We work with individuals and groups to develop bilingual and multilingual spaces, using as our primary tools interpretation, translation, consulting, and education to expand the capacity to create spaces where everyone can participate fully. We believe that language justice is part of social justice.