Monday, August 7, 2006, at 6:30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213.
Nearly 20 people are riding their bikes across the country with Bike Aid, a project of Global Exchange, a national human rights, environmental and economic justice organization (http://www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bikeaid/). They have been meeting with communities across the country to talk about peace and counter-recruitment as well as empowerment of marginalized communities. The riders have also participated in service projects along the way and will be volunteering at Healcrest Urban Farm in Garfield when they arrive Monday afternoon.
Brian Stagno, a local activist and member of PUSH, Bike Pittsburgh and the Thomas Merton Center is one of the riders. Please come and give them a warm welcome to Pittsburgh.