Calendar module icon


October 17, 2017
7:00 PM
Time Details:
7:00 - Screening of "Free to Ride;" 8:00 - Facilitated discussion of topics related to the documentary.
Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening St.

Worthington, OH 43085
free to ride photo
Facebook Twitter Email

CRC Presents: Free to Ride Documentary

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Join the City of Worthington Community Relations Commission for a special presentation of “Free to Ride” –– a documentary from the Kirwan Institute. Experience one community’s struggle to gain access to jobs, education and opportunity.

Free to Ride tells the story of lower income Dayton, Ohio residents as they attempt to gain access to jobs and education through bus transportation to the neighboring suburb of Beavercreek. This compelling story shows the relentless spirit of community members from across Dayton who overcame a suburban contingent fearfully opposed to the expansion of public transit along a commercial corridor, and illustrates how transportation equity can be considered a civil rights issue. Free to Ride won best documentary honors from the DC Independent Film Festival for 2017.

The screening of this documentary will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the McConnell Arts Center, and will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by a facilitated discussion of issues highlighted in the film. This free program is presented by the City of Worthington Community Relations Commission in cooperation with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the McConnell Arts Center.

This presentation follows the CRC’s program earlier this year on the topic of “Understanding Metropolitan Neighborhood Change”, which included a reference to this documentary, and the issues involved with expanding transit opportunities.

Please use this link for a preview of the film:

This film presentation is made possible with cooperation from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Special thanks to the McConnell Arts Center and the Kirwan Institute for making this free presentation possible.